Tales from Arklan Island–Odds and Ends



Arklan–Photo is from our sky pilots- Bill and Carole Flint


At Arklan Island a smaller sawmill was built by William Bredin.  The island was first called Bailey’s Mills in 1820, then Bredin’s Mills and later Arklan Mills. The mill is now in runs and the bridge that once connected it to the mainland was removed.



Some collected or gathered float wood down below Arklan. A couple of the native families would spend winters on the outskirts of town, first out by Brownlee’s later down around Arkland Island. They made and sold a lot of axe handles and baskets. On a special order they would make you a bow and arrow for 15 cents in the 1800s.




Perth Courier, July 22, 1892

Lowe—Drowned at Arklan on the 18th July, Dickson Lowe, son of William Lowe of Carleton Place, aged 7 years, 7 months.


New Photos from Mysterious Arklan Island

Our Very Own Tom Sawyer–Adam of Arklan Island


The Natives of Carleton Place — Violins and Deer

Tales From Arklan –The Midnight Heist

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun


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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