Description reads "Print of Old Hudson Bay Type Canoe at Gillies Bros. Depot, Quinze Bay on Villemarie, Quebec about 1895." Photograph shows several unidentified people near the large Hudson's Bay canoe with a smaller canoe beside it.
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).”