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Quinte’s First Female Tavern Owner

MEET MARGARET Meet Margaret Simpson, Bay of Quinte region’s first licensed female tavern owner. She was an official slinger of ale and whiskey from a time when simply crossing the threshold of any local watering hole without a male escort likely raised eyebrows. The fact that Margaret actually owned and managed such an establishment might just make her one of the area’s first feminists! Open for business near the end of the 18th century, Simpson’s Tavern ran a booming ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.