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.
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