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In the good old days of shinny, rinks were as large as Mother Nature permitted. This battle was waged on Lake Couchiching, Ontario, sometime around the turn of the 20th century.

Photograph of a shinny game on Lake Couchiching, circa 1904

Shinny on Lake Couchiching, circa 1904

National Archives of Canada/John Edward Gardiner Curran fonds/e000943079