Who Was Mickey Morphy? Noteworthy Paddles to Portage





This Saturday the Fall 400 Dragon Boat Festival returns to Carleton Place –here is a little history to go along with the poster.



Read about Dave Findlay here.


    1970’s Carleton Place Canadian


                                                                      1970’s Carleton Place Canadian

in 1900 the Carleton Place Canoe Club was reorganized as a racing association and joined the new international canoe association.  A district grouping to include Ottawa, Brockville, Aylmer, Britannia and Carleton Place clubs was planned and they ordered their first war canoe.The club was originally conceived in 1893 as the Ottawa Valley Canoe Association. Our Carleton Place Canoe Club is the only surviving charter member of the association, and the oldest existing sprint racing club in Canada!

Who is Mickey Morphy? Watch the Carleton Place Canoe Club Trailer below. There is also a brief glimpse of John Edwards in the clip

February 1956



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  13 Feb 1956, Mon,  Page 30

Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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  1. Also Linda, when you talk of the Carleton Place Canoe Club, you can’t forget Fred Trafford. I was never involved in the club, but there are many people around that were, and I know Fred and Rita, with their 2 sons, Logan and Dale, were involved in the Canoe Club for years. Logan did live on Lake Park Road at one point, and I’m sure he would be a great source for a lot of info for you for the canoe club.


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