Binbrook Fair

The 163rd edition of the Binbrook Fair was blessed with sunny skies and summer temperatures as crowds took in the unique fun of a fall fair. Here’s a look. – Barry Gray

Sean McCarthy, 6, is all smiles as a judge examines his baby goat ‘Tulip’ during a competition.

The Luck family – mom Mandy, left, and kids Samantha and Sean, enjoy a spin on one of the midway rides.

Laurann Stavinga guides ‘Gunner’ around a course during a miniature horse competition.

Grayson Thombs, 3, checks out the view behind of wheel of an antique Hamilton Police Car on display.

Matt McCartney stops for a quick selfie with one of the fair mascots.

He’s a winner: 1st Prize in the Brahma Dark Cock category.

Ben Burland, aka ‘The Ben Show’ juggles knives as he closes out his show.

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Mac Tops Gee Gees

The McMaster Marauders, led by their punishing defense, defeated the visiting Ottawa Gee Gees 24-7 at Ron Joyce Stadium Saturday. With the win, Mac improves to 2-1 on the season, with a visit to Guelph next weekend to play the Gyphons. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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In Sync

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – A pair of kayakers enjoy a beautiful morning paddle on Lake Ontario near the canal. The fall weather forecast, released today, points to seasonal temperatures and precipitation for southern Ontario. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Royal Hamilton Yacht Club Tuesday Night Racing Series.

Dave Blandford checks on the rigging on the main sail of his C&C37 “Stranger Than Fiction” before heading out for a night of late summer sailing during the RHYC’s regular Tuesday night race series.


Brad Gibson and Jeanette Bent work together to raise the main sail on “Stranger Than Fiction” during the RHYC’s regular Tuesday night race schedule.


Dave Blandford ,Brad Gibson, and Jeanette Bent work together to raise the main sail during the RHYC’s regular Tuesday night race schedule.


Heading to the start line.


Shark racers line up at the start line as the officials on the committee boat , at right, prepare to sound the blast to start the race.


Sharks off the line at the start of the Tuesday night race.


Waiting for the race to begin.


Racers on the Harbour.


Sailors hover near the start line for their turn to race Tuesday night in the RHYC’s regular race schedule.

Brad Gibson winches the jib after a tack on “Stranger Than Fiction”.


Having rounded the mark Shark racers head to the finish line. Not a straight forward task given Tuesday night’s lack of wind.


Searching for wind on a windless night.


Searching for wind.

Even without wind it’s a beautiful night on the harbour.

Crew on Len Verhey’s boat “Sandpiper” create the quintessential image of a waining summer -backlit by the setting sun.


Brad Gibson and Jeanette Bent are silhouettes in the afterglow as they pack up the main sail after crossing the finish line. The duo were crewing on “Stranger Than Fiction” Dave Blandford’s C&C 37 during the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club’s regular Tuesday night racing series.

The crew of “Stranger Than Fiction” head home.


Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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Colours of Fall

Posted on September 13, 2017

Fall colours of a different kind. A bountiful harvest on display on James St. North at Lighthouse Fish Market catches the morning sun. – Photo by Barry Gray

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