From Burleigh to Boschink: A Community Called Stony Lake by Christie Bentham

By Christie Bentham

From Burleigh to Boschink: A neighborhood known as Stony Lake covers over 100 years of human background, encompassing the Aboriginal Peoples, their presence and impression, early payment and cottaging job as much as the current time. kin tales, neighborhood lore, boats and steamers, leisure possibilities, personalities and environmental matters are all offered throughout the writings, the voices and the thoughts of these who have been there and, every now and then, nonetheless are. Richly supported via infrequent photos and different visuals of Stony Lake, this ebook will deliver pride to many.

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The Aladdin mantel type were a great blessing when they came in and, of course, the noisy and frightening Coleman naptha gas lamps and lanterns shed much more light in the days before hydro. A few places were illuminated with carbide and later by electricity from Delco gasoline generators. Juniper Island Store and the Peterborough Canoe Company Boat Livery were those I now recall using carbide lighting, but there were others. " Laundry was certainly time consuming in early days, but inventiveness was the name of the game along with a group effort.

Once close to the cottage, cottagers would stop at nearby farms for fresh supplies. As Mar34 LIVING HERE the ice house was essential in the early days of the camp. Ours, 'Oakleigh's', was doublewalled with air space between for nests of wasps, mice, bats and who knows what else. Fish not immediately to be used were placed on the blocks of ice under the sawdust. There also, but not too close, were put the 25 Ib. flats of butter I remember us bringing up at the start of each summer holiday. " Lois Miller recalls a similar tedious task: "Our refrigeration was a cement ice box built outside the kitchen.

Edwards & Roger's island, without even asking permission to do so. It will be a decided benefit to sell the lake property. " The paper also observed a decrease in camping parties and the rise of several boarding houses and some rented abodes such as 'Fairy Lake Villa,' which would be pleased to receive paying guests. Some of those rough structures may well have been hunters' cabins in the wooded hills between the Burleigh Channel and Lovesick Lake. Turning then to the fairly consistent patterns of the daily life of early cottagers, we are grateful to their memories, logs, diaries and letters for these priceless glimpses into days gone by.

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