Was a Boldt Castle Boathouse Once in our Midst? See the Home of the Daphne!


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This is the boathouse from one of my very favourite places Boldt Castle. There are a few boathouses on the Mississippi River, but yesterday the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum posted one great picture on their Facebook page. While I am hesitant to post a naked picture of Horace Brown like they did last week on Facebook- I think I can safely post this without comment.


This picture is of the Box family’s Boat House that was located on the river across the street from 37 Bell St. Robert E. Box married Jemima Muirhead and raised 5 sons and a daughter in their family home located at 240 James St. Four of the boys became dentists, while the other son had a successful career in banking and the daughter graduated Nursing school- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

So what does it look like now? I think it was just about here on Bell Street below the St. James Park.



The Box Family thanks to the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Facebook page


Gary Box– That’s actually Harold, Keith’s father. Harold’s middle name was Keith. I have never seen this photo–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum



This is the kind of great stuff you are missing when you don’t check the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Facebook page.. Now go back and find the picture of Horace Brown naked LOL. Wait CBC just said LOL is not cool anymore-it’s Ha ha ha!:)

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.

2 responses »

  1. Edward Box was my husband’s grandfather. It is so wonderful to see this piece written about our family history. We decided to move our little family here a few years ago. Can’t wait to show my husband and our little ones this article tonight!


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