Building the Dam in Carleton Place, 1907
Canada’s Sprint Canoe Clubs–photograph Carleton Place C.C.
Great War Canoe Crews
A cheering crowd, a civic reception and a torchlight procession welcomed the Carleton Place paddlers two years later on their return from Montreal. Competing successfully against larger clubs in the annual Canadian Canoe Association meet, they had won first positions in three events including the coveted half mile war canoe championship. Photographs of the memorable half mile finish of 1907 made by Carleton Place photographer W. J. Hammond remain in existence.
The members of the winning crew were Carl Lamb, stroke, William Knox, Howard Morphy, Archie McCaw, John Hockenhull, M. Ryan, Wilfred Hunter, Fred Milliken, Andrew Dunlop, Gilbert Gordon, Mark Lamb, T. Winthrop, Neil McGregor, Andrew Robertson, and Ab. Keyworth, captain.–Howard Morton Brown
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 01 Aug 1907, Thu, Page 2
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 13 Aug 1907, Tue, Page 2
“J. Baird, Painter and Carriage-maker, c. 1907”.
John Baird (1867 – 1939) ran his carriage shop at the north west corner of Bridge and Charlotte Streets. The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum is lucky to have a wheelbarrow made by John in our collection thanks his Grandson Denzil Baird for the donation. —John Baird the Carriage Maker
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 02 May 1907, Thu, Page 5
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 10 May 1907, Fri, Page 9
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 22 Jan 1907, Tue, Page 8
I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.
Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors?
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (US
The Art Loan Gallery Perth 1907-Names Names Names
Carleton Place Municipal Gossip–14 Dec 1907