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Mike , Bruce and Glenn Bible, Lynn, Laurie, and Bessie Burnett Big Island (currently named Bible Island)My Grandfather came to the Lake in the early 20’s. The original cottage, built in the 30’s, burned down. A second cottage, built in the 40’s was not us…

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Donald A. Bailey and Hannah J. Bailey 2017 Hughes Landing Road Anglesea Con 11 mpPt Lot 13 irreg. The original owners, Robert and Edna Dunlop, sold it to Frederick David Bingham and Mary Elizabith Bingham in November 1947 who then sold it to us in 1963.…

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Eleanor Aass Cottage

Oct 14, 2013

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Eleanor Aass 1397 Jacques Bay Road Our cottage was built in the summer of 1957. We are the original owners in 2012. My brother, Gordon Giffiths was a mining engineer, working for a Toronto based company. This company had hired some prospectors to check …

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By Malcolm Stewart The Stewart cottage is situated on 2-acre Masson Island named after the original owners, Thomas M. and May C. Masson, who owned it from 1926 to 1956. The island lies about 50 metres west of the peninsula at the northeast corner of Bible…

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By Nancy Kallina The Hughes General Store was the setting for many memories that were formed on the lake. And always central to those memories was Georgina and Stan Hughes. ―The store‖ was there for emergency needs or as the natural destination for lazy…

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By Nancy Kallina Sheldrake Bay, on the southwest end of Skootamatta Lake was developed by cottagers in the 1960‘s. However, for over a decade before this, a little white cottage stood alone in what was at that time, primeval forest.Stan Hughes, a descenda…

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By Eleanor Grennell June 2nd, 2012 will mark 100 years since Douglas Alkenbrack’s birth. He was born in Rydalbank in northern Ontario near Saulte St. Marie. His father Claude left Southern Ontario to work with his brother Roy in a lumber camp near Rydalba…

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By Jennifer Alkenbrack Robertson My grandfather loved Skootamatta. "The Camp," as he affectionately called it, was his favorite place to be when he wasn't in Ottawa or on the campaign trail! When we were kids, Grandpa would always precede us to the cottag…

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By Nancy Kallina The winter of 1978 was unusual, quite cold but with little snow. As a result the lake froze over to create a wonderful enormous skating rink. While out for a skate, my mother met another woman who she likely would not have met otherwise -…

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2013 Photo Contest

Sep 09, 2013

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Here's an opportunity to share your best photos of life on the lakes! Submit your photos before Thursday, October 31st at midnight!  All entries will be judged by a small panel of SDRA board members including a professional photographer. Winners will be a…

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