Centennial Park Carleton Place 2015–Photo by Linda Seccaspina- Photo taken by Hawthorne Mill
In 1900 Abner Nichols & Son brought their season’s log drive down the lake to their newly opened sawmill at the riverside at the end of Flora Street; while two drives of logs, ties and telegraph poles were reaching the mill operated by Williams, Edwards & Company at the dam. It was destroyed by fire in 1939.
Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Both photos were taken from the same spot that I took the top picture from. Notice the two big trees on the right are still there.