These items were donated to the Arnprior & District Archives by Mr. Sandy McLean in April 2004.
Scope and Content
Fonds contains two black & white photographs and the Ottawa Journal of June 16, 1949 which pertain to the federal election of 1949. The photographs were taken by Jack Moulton, a commercial photographer from Renfrew, Ontario. They feature an external shot of the Central Liberal Committee headquarters at the corner of Harrington and Madawaska and Louis St.-Laurent waving to the crowd from the backseat of a convertible on Madawaska Street in Arnprior.
Marshall’s Bay is the area where the Mississippi River enters the Ottawa (Chats Lake), Fitzroy Township. The area was first settled in 1825 by John Marshall (born 1793 in New England). Came to Canada in 1815. In 1884, R. G. Moles bought two acres of land and built the first cottage. Since then, the area has been a summer resort. There was an archeological site (Algonkin / Algonquin) in the area.
Scope and Content
This file consists of a spiral-bound 113-page illustrated book called “Marshall’s Bay to 1991”, outlining the history of Marshall’s Bay. Anecdotal stories and memories of the area were compiled by Nancy Ellis in 1994, who gave the book to Peter Hessel, who in turn donated it to the Archives. Goodwin’s Bay, Burma Road, Pocket Bay, Lower Bay ... Map on page following 51. Historical notes by Ross Elliott (page 6).
On page 3: reference to “Indian encampments including a stone skinning knife found when the Finnie cabin was built, a skull with a bullet hole found near Moles’s windmill, now in the Royal Ontario Museum, and pottery artifacts recently unearthed on the Morris property when Angus was digging ... dated by the ROM as of the Middle Woodland period (500 BC to 500 AD).”
“Red Pine Bay” was used by Gillies Bros. c 1870 – c 1992. Red pine saw logs were separated from the white pine in the booms at Braeside. They were gathered here in “Red Pine Bay” before being sent to Gillies Bros. saw mills. Water was drawn from here for use by the lumber firm in their steam mill and stables.
This file consists of an Archeological Report by the Save Ontario Shipwrecks, Ottawa Chapter, December 1999, entitled “Red Pine Bay Wreck”. The report documents the submerged lumbering tugboat and five surrounding cribs that lie at the bottom of Chats Lake near Braeside, just west of the Tembec Inc. (formerly Gillies) site. Many photographs, drawings, etc.