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  •  what lake? (11+ / 0-)

    we went from the 20's thru the 80's and still in the family,6 mile by Parry Sound way north to Temagami in the 50's thru today, home of the Chicago mafia and the rest of the upper class there...

    cottage country...

    We caught a Bowfin on 6 Mile. Very cool fish, and above the dam put in in the 20's for logging. The watershed ran east to Quebec thru lots of nifty mossie infested meanders, I dream of canoeing there again...the photos on GEarth are very old and fuzzy.

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    by KenBee on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 03:37:47 PM PST

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    •  The lake we watched for beaver (12+ / 0-)

      was Redstone Lake which is north of Haliburton and not that far from where you were.  The second lake I mentioned is Devil Lake which is north of Kingston and thus way to the east.

      My dad's family lived in the Muskoka region from sometime in the 1880s or 1890s until 1910.  My dad's father's father and his brother ran a lodge on Lake Joseph for a while.  In 1910 (when my grandfather was 7) the entire extended family moved to Saskatchewan.  Many of them came back to Ontario later but my dad's branch of the family stayed out west.

      I visited Lake Joseph once - my visits to newer and more modest areas of cottage country did not prepare me for the lakeside mansions that are there now.

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      by matching mole on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 05:00:41 PM PST

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      •  the cabin on 6 Mile (7+ / 0-)

        was a log cabin made for the local ranger, whatever that really meant in the 1928 when they bought it from the Crown.

        The logs were 16-22" diam and chinked with cement. The icebox was sawdust filled crack in the rock 60' from the outhouse, in another crack in the rock...30' from the water and 30' from where we dunked the bucket for water.
           In the early 30's there was a wolf or wild dog that tried to swim to the island because their dog Sandy was in heat. There was gunfire. I was told the dog or wolf swam back to shore.

        We would see bears swim from one point where we (eyeroll) 'buried' our garbage. we sunk the cans in the lake. Times change thank dog.

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        by KenBee on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 07:15:23 PM PST

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