So Where Were the Caves in Carleton Place?


Doing some research for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum today found me at the Land Registry Offices in Almonte.  There were a lot of pages printed out while getting information for a home on High Street that we might not have needed, but there was an interesting  entry or two.

It mentioned the Willis burial plot on Lake Ave West , but a certain land transaction from 1892 to 1896 between the Crams, Sumners and Pattersons mentioned caves. This was  not in the country, but in the town proper. Were they small limestone caves by the river?

“part described with use of caves”


Has anyone ever heard mention of caves in Carleton Place?


Related reading:

The treacherous and mysterious underwater caves in the Ottawa Valley just got bought



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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.

5 responses »

  1. Would they be the ones at Bates & Innes, by the water? Not big enough for adults, just cubby holes for kids, about 12 years size.


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