Travel Options – Revisited

Courtesy of Parkbus

Courtesy of Parkbus

Travelling to any Provincial Park is difficult if you don’t have a car at your disposal.  I’m one of those people who rely on other forms of transportation when it comes to getting into Algonquin.  Even though we don’t have the option our ancestors and Tom Thomson did years ago when it comes to getting into Algonquin Park, there are still a few options available to those who don’t have a car.

  1. Park Bus:  The Park Bus is THE BEST travel option.  Since I posted about it in 2012 the Parkbus has gone on to expand to a variety of parks and their schedule takes you in almost whenever you want to go.  The Park Bus takes you to various points through out the HWY 60 corridor.  This is the schedule and stops that the Park Bus makes:
      TORONTO – ALGONQUIN
    T1 York Mills   7:00 am
    T2 30 Carlton Street 7:30 am
    T3 Dufferin and Bloor 7:45 am
      ALGONQUIN – TORONTO
    A6 Lake Opeongo 1:30 pm
    A5 Pog Lake 1:50 pm
    A4 Lake of Two Rivers 1:55 pm
    A3 Canoe Lake 2:10 pm
    A2 West Gate 2:25 pm
    A1 Oxtongue
    Wolf Den
    2:35 pm
  2. Ontario Northland:  Since I’ve posted this you are only allowed to take the bus now to Huntsville.  You can then take a cab into the park from there…be warned it is an expensive option unless you have family/friends in the area.
  3. Greyhound:  You can take the greyhound to Maynooth which is at the south east tip of the park.  There is an outfitter there (Algonquinbackpacker.com) that offers daily shuttles into the park.

Overall the Park bus is your best option.  You are not able to take Canoes on the bus but it does stop at Algonquin Outfitters on Opeongo Lake where you can rent canoes as well as the Portage Store.  The bus will also drop you off at two campgrounds: Pog Lake and Lake of Two Rivers.  Two Rivers has a store on site so you can grab any groceries that you need like your perishable foods.  I hope this helps you try to find the best way into the park this summer…I plan on riding the Park Bus again this summer!

~Enjoy your trip

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Needing Some Healing Time In #AlgonquinPark

Mowat More than ever before, Algonquin will become my hide away.  Before Christmas my dad was diagnosed with Leukemia – which is a blood cancer.  It’s been not only a rough road for him but also the rest of our family.

Algonquin is known as the wilderness playground.  It offers beautiful vista’s, picturesque lakes, and a chance to get away from it all.  Often explored by outdoorsmen and families it is a great get away.  But what about it’s ability to heal?  I’m not talking physical healing where you go and you’re cured of whatever ails you.  I’m talking more of emotional healing.

Over the last 5 years Algonquin has become my hiding and healing place.  When I lost my mom I immediately went into survival mode.  I had a family to care for and as the oldest I felt responsible.  When mother’s day came along I went to the one place that I felt whole…Algonquin.  Being one with nature, miles away from the everyday, in the serenity of that beautiful park gives you time to think and to reflect on things that you often can’t focus on in the busyness of life.

The thing about Algonquin is that you don’t have to go far into the interior to begin to feel the healing powers of the park.199_16528381202_4794_n  For me often all it takes is a hike up the Lookout Trail and sitting on top of the lookout to start to feel at ease and less anxious about life.  I always have a notebook, a camera and a pen with me.  That way when I need to I can write what I feel and help sort out what’s going on.  The other place f0r me to get away as weird as it sounds is on Canoe Lake.  The mysterious lake already hides a great mystery so I feel at home there.  Sometimes I climb up to the cairn…other times I go to the Joe Lake Dam.  The cairn is where Thomson often camped so I feel at home there.

Another way that I find healing in the park is by camping solo!  It may be within a campground where you are close to people if you’re new to this…or it could be jumping in the canoe and going on a 2/3 day canoe trip.  The key thing is…do what makes you feel in control and relaxed.  Other times you may feel that you need just a day.  That’s cool too!  My life may be in a bit of turmoil emotionally at times but I know that there’s a place out there where I can become whole again and have a different outlook on life…a positive one.  I hope that you can find a place or spot within the park that you can call yours to get away from everything and heal.

~Enjoy your trip

 

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Planning a Solo Canoe Trip – Pt 2 #blogathon2

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So you’ve decided that you are going to do this canoe trip and you are excited to start planning but you have no idea where to start?  That’s OK!  Everyone starts off here :).  You have a few things to decide first before you go headstrong into planning anyways.   These are things we are going to discuss this morning!  Not only can these be applied to a solo canoe trip, but all these posts can be used for any canoe trip!

So the big question is….

WHERE DO I GO?

There are a few deciding factors before you can answer this question:

  1. Have you done a canoe trip before?
  2. Is this your first solo trip?
  3. Is this your first time camping?

If you answered no to the first question and yes to any of the other questions then as a general plan you should look into the most basic of canoe trips….a paddle in site!

PADDLE IN SITES

The Orange Triangles are Sites on Canisbay Lake that you can paddle into

The Orange Triangles are Sites on Canisbay Lake that you can paddle into

So in all reality every campsite in the interior is considered a paddle in site but for our purpose I’m talking the ones that are attached to a campground or that have no portaging.

Canisbay Lake and Rock Lake are the only two campgrounds along the Highway 60 corridor that have paddle in sites available.  Each lake offers a different experience in terms of paddling and distance to the sites.  The picture above is of Canisbay Lake.  It’s a smaller and less windy than Rock Lake.  The sites along Canisbay are great!  The one at the far end of the lake (the last site on the left hand shore) is my favorite!  It has a nice rock that you can jump off, a great campfire spot, and you get some gorgeous sunsets!  It’s also the most remote of all the sites so it’s quieter!

The Islands (if you can get them) are the best places to camp!

The Islands (if you can get them) are the best places to camp!

Rock Lake is a different paddling experience all together.  There are islands available for you to camp on, but be prepared that they are the most popular sites!  Rock Lake also allows motor boats and because it’s attached to Galeairy Lake and Whitney you tend to get some slightly bigger boats than fishing boats.  The thing about Rock Lake that I’m not the biggest fan of is that it’s a windy lake.  Typically on the paddle out.  You tend to head straight into the winds.

Overall Paddle In sites are the way to go if you’ve never done this before or are just testing out your ability to handle sitting around the campfire talking to yourself haha.  Because these sites are attached to campgrounds you can always do a one night trip and camp the night before in the campground.  This is also great if you have a family camping trip and you want to try it while people are within an hours paddle away.  That way if you can’t handle it or Yogi visits you…you have the option of going back.

INTERIOR SITES

If you are a confident canoer and are ready to tackle the challenge of doing a portage solo then doing an interior canoe trip is probably your style.  Before you go out on your own though, as a safety precaution, make sure you have a way to communicate with someone in case something goes wrong…better to be safe!

Canoe Lake to Tom Thomson Lake

Canoe Lake to Tom Thomson Lake

When looking into going beyond the first lakes along Hwy 60 you need to take some things into consideration:

  1. What is your skill level?
  2. Are you ok with portaging?
  3. How much does your gear weigh?
  4. Do you have a way to communicate in case of emergency?

These are all things you need to consider.  If you are embarking on your first solo trip but have only done a handful of other canoe trips you may not want to choose paddling up Opeongo and tackling the Dickson-Bonfield portage alone.  You’ll want to stick with something simple like Canoe Lake to Joe Lake (see the pic above) because there is only one portage involved.  However if you’ve been doing canoe trips for years with the guys and want to tackle a solo trip then you may be able to handle two or three portages.  For me…to start out..the less portages the better!  The other thing to take into consideration is the weight of your canoe and pack together.  It’s one thing to have a super light canoe and a light pack…but once you add them together the weight can add up.  Do you really need those three pairs of jeans?  Do you need to put on your makeup out in the wilderness?  Can you live without your pillow?  Ask yourself these questions before heading out!

So…we’ve looked at our options and we’ve decided the type of trip we’re taking…next post we’ll be planning the route.  That post will be include a video so we can look at various routes.

~Enjoy your trip!

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Where Should You Go?

It’s that time of year where most of us campers and canoers are really trying to figure out where to go for this years trip.  I myself am still trying to figure out where I want to go with my dad for our annual trip.  Here are some route ideas/suggestions for your canoe trip.

1.  Annie’s Bay or North Arm, Opeongo Lake: This is a great trip and also a very easy trip.  The reason I say easy is because you can eliminate all the hard work by taking a water taxi up to either part of Opeongo Lake.  The taxi will take you directly to your site and then you go from there.

2.  Canoe to Teepee Lake to Tom Thomson: I have recommended Canoe Lake as a starting point many times.  There’s a reason for this.  Canoe Lake is one of the most popular take off spots in Algonquin.  If you are a first timer and aren’t quite comfortable going into the wilderness then you will be surrounded by other canoers and cottagers so you don’t feel quite so alone.  This route is probably less travelled compared to Canoe to Burnt Island but this trip has less portages (makes me happier!).  There may be some beaver dams built along the rivers but other than that its mostly paddling.

3.  Barron Canyon:  This is the trip that I want to do this year.  I’ve hiked it when I was 11/12 but I’ve never had the chance to canoe it.    The thing about the Barron Canyon is that it is a one way trip.  You will need a shuttle between Squirrel Rapids and the Parking lot at the Achray Access point.  You will encounter quite a few portages as you go from Grand Lake down to the Brigham Chute however most people camp between Sutton Lake or Opalescent Lake.  This is probably like a 2 to 3 day trip.

4.  Kingscote Lake:  This is more of a paddle in site trip rather than a canoe trip.  This lake is accesible from the town of Haliburton at the southern point of the park.  This is another trip that I want to do.  The thing about this trip is you paddle in to your site and then you have the option to just sit around and relax or go for day trips.

These are just some ideas for you to get the wheels turning.  There are a ton of options all around the park that you can access.

~Enjoy your trip

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Tweeting A Mystery

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Last spring, the twitterverse was immersed into a 95-year-old mystery when Tom Thomson himself took to twitter.  Over the last year he has gathered over 1500 followers and has made over 4700 tweets.  I myself started following Tom around June/July of last year and have loved every minute of it.  The cool thing about his tweets is that he makes you feel like you are on the trail with him paddling, walking, and sketching every step of the way.  He’s very interactive with his followers and has now branched into a blog.  Tom focuses on the final fall/spring of Tom Thomson’s life.  This week I had the chance to interview Tom about his journey with us on Twitter.  He also included some answers from previous interviews .

Early Spring

Jenn: Why twitter?  Why not Facebook or some other form of social media?

Tom: Twitter enabled me to construct Tom’s identity and character. That’s not possible with Facebook. As well the follower concept is different from friends on Facebook.

I’ve decided to conceal my real identity and have everyone interact with me as Tom. Only a very few people know who I am and I have sworn them to secrecy and say they are now part of the ‘ TT Inner Circle’

Also, by being covert, no one knows who I am and where I will show up. It’s all part of the ongoing mystery.
Jenn: What inspired you to become the voice of Tom Thomson? 

Tom: I’ve always known Tom. I have read most, if not all of the literature and research about Tom. I also have some ‘inside’ or local knowledge of where he grew up and what he experienced during his informative years. We’re not related, but we have relatives in the same cemetery.

Reflecting on his character, I have a lot of similarities and could relate to the situations he was in.

Tom wasn’t a big writer. Very terse and unrevealing in his prose. His tone and choice of words was actually perfect for tweets.

As well, I am fascinated by his sketches. I have been compiling as many as I can (I have several hundred now). I realized the size and quality of the boards were perfect for tweeting and look especially wonderful on mobile devices.

Jenn: Why the last spring?  Why not the 5 years that Tom explored Algonquin?

Tom: Tom’s Last Spring is a culmination of many factors and achievements. He had produced his masterpieces, the Canadian icons of the Jack Pine and the West Wind but he didn’t realize it.

The spectre of the War and the looming conscription crisis was a factor, I believe, in his plans to flee or make himself scarce.

Finally, his affair with Winnie, ran into a major complication (alleged pregnancy). I could see a man cornered with little or no choice who was about to achieve something grand. And then it didn’t happen.

There’s an exceptional story here – from hs return to Toronto in Nov 1916 – to his last spring and fate in July 1917. No one has really explored the psychological aspect, the internal drama, so to speak. I’ve realized that many people know of Tom Thomson and his death, but know nothing of the circumstances or his thoughts and feelings leading up to the end.
Jenn: What’s next in your journey?

Tom: I am re-tweeting Tom’s Last Spring once again. Like any good ghost, they are repetitive and tend to haunt the same thing over and over again.

I am using the timeline I have built, adding in more detail, and correcting things that weren’t quite right. If I do this two or three times, I will have built a completely plausible story of his last spring, and it is my hope this ‘story’ will become a part of history.

This year I am writing blog entries (In real time as best I can). I know enough the characters, structure and timeline that I can slip into character when I write. All the research is paying off.

I am thinking about turning this into a book – Tom’s Lost Journal, but I’ll see how this year goes. I’m not setting any expectation.

Early Spring, Algonquin Park
Jenn: How are you able to portray your character so flawlessly? 

Tom: Research, reflection and more research. Everyday, I try to imagine what Tom is doing. I try to reconstruct the circumstances. I am reading the papers of the day; I am reading books that he would have read, and then project what I would be thinking into his character. It’s a hell of a lot of work. I comb through material, over and over again, always thinking ‘What would Tom think (say or tweet). Generally something spontaneously pops out and voila, I have new material.

Jenn: Do you feel that if Tom were alive today that you would be as big of a deal or do you think that Tom is who he is because of the mystery and possible fates that surround his death?

Tom: Everyone loves a mystery and a tragedy. Had Tom have lived to a ripe old age, he probably would have been well-accomplished but not as well-known.

We are all ‘inventing’ Tom (phrase borrowed from Sherrill Grace). It’s this act of speculating of what might have been and what could be drawing everyone into the story. It’s like going to a theatre – plays are more powerful than any CGI movie because we are constructing ourselves the characters we see on stage and it becomes a more personal experience. Same with the tweets – when you read the tweets you have to construct the circumstance and it becomes more powerful. Just as Tom let the wood show through in his sketches, forcing the viewer to construct the picture – it makes it a much more powerful experience.

Jenn: Do you feel that had Tom survived that he and Winnie would have gotten married?

Tom: I think Tom was ready to split. Out of wedlock was such a scandal in those days. He would have gone to the Rockies out west, or my speculation he would have gone to Colorado.
Jenn: Can you please remind our readers what the possible fates surrounding the death of Tom Thomson are?

Tom: My goodness. If I can remember them – there are 7.

1. Death by accident
2. Death by suicide.
3. Death by the hands of Shannon Fraser
4. Death by the hands of Martin Blecher
5. Death by the hands of Hugh Trainor
6. Death by the hands of a Poacher
7. Disappearance, after fatal encounter with a Poacher (the poacher is the recovered body)

(I wrote these without consulting my notes)

I have my opinion on what is the most plausible one is, but I’m not telling. Also, the seventh fate, despite being the least plausible, is still a definite possibility. Who knows, direct descendants of Tom Thomson might be alive and well in Colorado today!

Wood Interior, Winter

Some previous interview responses that I found to be quite interesting:

I was wondering a bit about your background (Academia? Art historian? Curator?). Your tweets (not to mention the images to which you seem to have access) indicate you have a much richer and deeper knowledge about Tom Thomson and his era than most.1. 

I am none of the above. I am a professional, but in none of those fields. I have some close connections to Tom Thomson, but to reveal more might compromise my anonymity.

How did you come up with the idea for this mode of expression about Thomson?

I have been working on an alternative theory – and part of the exercise is to reconstruct the timeline. When I saw the twitterfeed about real-time tweets in World War II, I thought why not do not this for Tom?

I can see some reaction from some of your RTs on Twitter. What kinds of responses have you received?

The biggest, most unexpected and powerful reaction was the excitement when people are “followed by Tom Thomson” (Tom follows back every follower). I quickly realized that this tied back to the myth of Tom Thomson paddling in the park and that he might be following (as any good ghost would do). Also, I received several comments that were direct allusions to the Tragically Hip’s “Three Pistols” and I responded in kind. Also, I have numerous followers from Algonquin Park, who are excited about being “followed by Tom” – I feel like I’m bringing back to life some part of history, but also tying into an important part of the Canadian psyche. By keeping myself anonymous, people have no choice to think that they are talking to Tom and I respond in character.

There are still stories to tell…each one as different as the next and Tom is here to recount them all.  Now if only we knew what happened with Winnie and the other people who made up the township of Mowat!

Tom’s Blog: www.ttlastspring.com

Tom’s Twitter: @ttlastspring

Winnie’s Twitter: @winnietrainor (she’s been quiet lately)

~Enjoy your trip!

 

 


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A Time to Heal

MowatAlgonquin is known as the wilderness playground.  It offers beautiful vista’s, picturesque lakes, and a chance to get away from it all.  Often explored by outdoorsmen and families it is a great get away.  But what about it’s ability to heal?  I’m not talking physical healing where you go and you’re cured of whatever ails you.  I’m talking more of emotional healing.

Over the last 4 years Algonquin has become my hiding and healing place.  When I lost my mom I immediately went into survival mode.  I had a family to care for and as the oldest I felt responsible.  When mother’s day came along I went to the one place that I felt whole…Algonquin.  Being one with nature, miles away from the everyday, in the serenity of that beautiful park gives you time to think and to reflect on things that you often can’t focus on in the busyness of life.

The thing about Algonquin is that you don’t have to go far into the interior to begin to feel the healing powers of the park.199_16528381202_4794_n  For me often all it takes is a hike up the Lookout Trail and sitting on top of the lookout to start to feel at ease and less anxious about life.  I always have a notebook, a camera and a pen with me.  That way when I need to I can write what I feel and help sort out what’s going on.  The other place f0r me to get away as weird as it sounds is on Canoe Lake.  The mysterious lake already hides a great mystery so I feel at home there.  Sometimes I climb up to the cairn…other times I go to the Joe Lake Dam.  The cairn is where Thomson often camped so I feel at home there.

My life may be in a bit of turmoil emotionally at times but I know that there’s a place out there where I can become whole again and have a different outlook on life…a positive one.  I hope that you can find a place or spot within the park that you can call yours to get away from everything and heal.

~Enjoy your trip

 

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A Glimpse of What Was

Back in 1917, probably not much later in the year than this, Tom Thomson started making his last trek into Algonquin Park.  Back then there were no cell phones, internet, computers, voice mail, or even phone lines really.  There was just the regular mail and telegraphs in the park.  However something astonishing happened last year in the world of twitter.  Thomson emerged from the misty lakes of Canoe Lake and started tweeting.  He tweeted his thoughts, his art, but mostly a glimpse into his very private and unknown life.

Thomson tweets specifically about his last spring in Algonquin Park.  There have been a ton of followers and interest but whats captured and captivated me was the chance to interact with the famous Canadian artist.  As mentioned in a few of my posts lasts summer there are 7 possible fates that were wildly discussed in twitterverse.  These fates vary from murder by a few people to suicide and accidental drowning.  Joining Thomson in exploring the mystery is his lover and possible mother to his child (still speculated not yet proven) is Winnie Trainor.

Follow along as he and Winnie rise from the mist and engage us all in solving one of the greatest Canadian mysteries!  Also keep an eye on my site because as events within the Algonquin area come up I will post and advertise them as we celebrate 100 years of Thomson in the area.

To follow Tom and Winnie on twitter:

Tom Thomson Last Spring: @ttlastspring
Winnie Trainor: @winnietrainor

~Enjoy your Trip!

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MacGregor, Roy: Canoe Lake | Kerry On Can Lit

This is a great write up about the book Canoe Lake by Roy MacGregor!  It gives an inside look at the Winnie Trainer Pregnancy issue.

MacGregor, Roy: Canoe Lake | Kerry On Can Lit.

Back to the Beginning…Part 2

There has always been a human connection to Algonquin Park.  Whether its the loggers who came in the 1830’s or the tourists that still come today.  Human’s have had a huge part in shaping the park’s history.  Sometimes that history is tragic like that of Tom Thomson or the many lives that were lost during the river drives.  Other times is breathtaking like when you see a family enjoying the beauty and nature that is Algonquin Park.

As mentioned in the last post, logging was really the big turning point for the human history in Algonquin.  In the 1800’s the parks human visitors were loggers and their families.  Towns like Mowat on Canoe Lake sprung up over night and lumber camps were built throughout the park.  It wasn’t until the early 1900’s that people discovered Algonquin as the getaway nature spot.

In 1908, the Hotel Algonquin was built on Joe Lake and the Highland Inn was built on Cache Lake.  Both hotels were connected by the railroad.  The Highland Inn was elegant and beautiful.  It welcomed visitors from all over and became the place to stay.  Visitors were able to get to the lake and enjoy the fishing and canoeing but they were also able to sit and relax on the big covered porch.  The Highland Inn closed in 1957.

In 1908 Algonquin’s oldest summer camp for girls, Camp Northway, opened on Cache Lake.  Camps have been a big part of Algonquin’s history and almost all of them are still operating today.  On Tea Lake you have Camp Tamakwa, which was founded in 1936 by Lou Handler.  Some of you may remember the movie Indian Summer starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley.  This film was filmed on site and was about a group of friends who met while camping at Tamakwa.  On Canoe Lake you have the Taylor Statten Camps Wapomeo and Ahmek.  Ahmek is a boys camp, located across from Hayhurst point,  that was founded in 1921 and Wapomeo is a girls camp, on Wapomeo Island, founded in 1924.

In 1934 Camp Arowhon was founded on Joe Lake by Lily Kates as a way to save her family during the Great Depression.  Camp Arowhon stands on the property where Camp of the Red Gods – a family nature camp – was originally planned to be built.  In 1925 Camp Tanamakoon was founded by Dr Margaret Eaton of Toronto because there was a need for girls to have a camp that they could go to.  Camp Pathfinder is a boys’ camp located on Source Lake that was started in 1919.  The camp is best known for its canoe tripping program. Pathfinder follows a tradition of using wood and canvas canoes.

Human’s have always remained as the backbone of Algonquin’s History.  As a nature getaway from the everyday it draws people of all ages and abilities in.  In the 1950’s and 60’s park usage increased and the need for long term park management became apparent.  Today there are over 1200 campsites along the HWY 60 corridor alone with thousands more in the interior.  Algonquin has always been a place where education on flora fauna and animals is available.  With the logging museum and visitor’s center the education on the Human History is available as well.  Next week we’ll look at the camping side of the park.

~Enjoy your Trip

Sources:  www.tamakwa.com, www.taylorstattencamps.com, wikipedia.com, www.tanamakoon.com

Back at the Beginning…part 1

I’m starting a short series about the history of Algonquin Park.  Most of the history is publicly available through the bookstores at both the Visitor’s Center and the Logging Museum.  Today we’re looking at the early history.  Part 2 will be the human history and Part 3 will be looking at Algonquin as the camper’s getaway.

Before the 1800’s, the only human’s that accessed Algonquin were small groups/families of aboriginal people.  They used the park as a source of food by fishing, hunting, and collecting berries.  The area was virtually untouched.

That all changed with the loggin boom that came up from the Ottawa Valley to log the great white pine.  Logging started about 1830 and peaked in the 1860’s but continued into the early 1900’s.  In 1846 141,600 cubic meters of red and white pine were sent down the Madawaska, Bonnechere, and Petewawa Rivers.  In 1881 it was made easier by the arrival of the Canada Central Railway and then in 1897 timber barron J.R.Booth established the Ottawa, Arnprior, and Parry Sound Railway.  Today the only remnants of that railway is the old bike trail from Rock Lake to Mew Lake and parts of the old trail by Cache Lake.

Logging In Algonquin Park Video (courtesy of the Friends of Algonquin Park)

In 1893, Algonquin National Park was created, not to stop logging but to establish a wildlife reserve.  The act was passed by  Oliver Mowat’s Liberal government.  Algonquin was the very first provincial park created in Ontario and was named a provincial park in 1913.  With the construction of the railway in 1896, Algonquin became easily accesible for the outdoor enthusiast.

With the railway came  settlements so the families of the railway workers as well as the lumbermen had a place to live.  The village of Mowat on Canoe Lake was founded in 1893 as a logging camp for the Gilmour Lumber Company.  As well Park Headquarters were established nearby and housed superintendent Peter Thomson, who was replaced in 1898 by George Bartlett.  In 1897 the village of Mowat had 500 residents and park headquarters was relocated to Cache Lake.

With George Bartlett at the helm in 1898 the province was determined to make the park self-sufficient.  Thus short-term leases were given for cottages, resorts, and camps.  In 1908 Hotel Algonquin was opened on Joe Lake and the Highland Inn was built on Cache Lake.  In 1913, using the boarding house of the former Gilmour Logging Company, Mowat Lodge (the first one) was started.  That lodge mysteriously burnt down and a second Mowat Lodge was built further down the lake.

~Enjoy your trip!

Sources used: Friends of Algonquin Park – Logging in Algonquin, Algonquinpark.on.ca, Algonquin Forestry, Glimpses of Algonquin

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