A Collision Course to Singing School? Joseph Doherty


In doing research this morning I came across a mention of Joseph Doherty from our area who had the misfortune to lose his eyesight while blasting in the bed of the Mississippi River at Pakenham. The accident left him severely handicapped, but not daunted. Mr. Doherty opened a local singing school in which he was very successful.



In fact for many years Joe led the choir at St. John’s Anglican Church (Boyd’s) in Innnisville. The ministers came to Boyd’s from Carleton Place and at one time Balderson.


Related reading:

October 13, 1977 George W. Raeburn of Lake Ave East— Artist and C. P. R. Man


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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