The City of Pickering
Pickering, named after the town of Pickering in Yorkshire, England, has a very rich and interesting history. Iroquoian First Nation people first inhabited the Pickering area. Later, French missionaries, fur traders and Loyalists, settled and a town began to develop (History of Frenchman's Bay).
The Pickering Power Plant
A major landmark in the Frenchman's Bay is the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. It was put into commercial use Between 1971 and 1973 and has been a big part of Pickering's identity ever since. Since power plants need to be situated near a body of water, the Frenchman's Bay region was a perfect location. This is just another way that Frenchman's Bay is significant to Pickering (Pickering Nuclear,1).