Down by the Old Pike Hole–The Island Bridges of Carleton Place- Before and After

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Down by the Old Pike Hole–The Island Bridges of Carleton Place- Before and After

 

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Linda Seccaspina

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Ruby Featherstone, Gillies Bridge–Back Bridge 1906 Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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Clipped from

  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 18 Oct 1907, Fri,
  3. Page 10

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Linda Seccaspina

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Gillies/Muirhead girls at Gillies Bridge-Back Bridge 1906 Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

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Sunday, October 21, 1928-Photo From the Millie Aitkenhead collection

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Here’s a photo from the same era, taken below the “ Pike Hole “ . Austin Lloyd with his brother Llew Lloyd standing behind him with his hands on his shoulders. Don’t know the names of the other two men.
Back Bridge 1906 Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Back Bridge Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Back Bridge Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Kenneth Jackson– That bridge was replaced when Mr.McCalls dump truck loaded with gravel went through it.That part of the river and rock by the island water used to be called The Pike Hole with real good fishing untill they built the new dam with no fish ladders in it.–

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. We still called it the pike hole but I always wondered why. It is all rocks and the pike in the mississippi are grass pike and are usually in the lake where the weeds are. I wonder if the name has anything to do with the poles / pikes that the loggers used. In all my years of fishing there I never saw a pike caught. I don’t suppose most people in town now would know about the pike hole anymore.

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