Update to Sea Serpent Captured in Chats Lake
Almonte Gazette–August 6 1880
Positively seen this time!!—If the people interested in Lake Duchesne think they are going to have a monopoly of the sea serpent they are mistaken. They may have an infant one there, but the old original sea serpent belongs to Chats Lake, and was seen there four years ago, not only by males, who do occasionally see snakes and serpent but even ladies were eye witnesses of his gambol;, and now it is beyond a doubt, as Monday last Captain Brown, of the steamer Alliance, saw the serpent again, while coming down Chats Lake, near Sand Point.
His attention was called to it by one of the crew of the Alliance. It was then seen swimming ahead of the boat about 200 yards distant, and did not appear to be in the least frightened by the noise made the paddle of the steamer, but kept its course steadily, affording Capt. Brown and his crew a good opportunity to inspect it closely; The captain states that the swimming the reptile’s head was several feet oat out of the water, with its neck crooked like a swan. It had a flat head, apparently about ten inches in breadth, and neck appeared to be about seven inches in diameter.. After swimming ahead of the boat for some distance, it finally struck in towards the shore and disappeared. Capt. Brown states that if he had a rifle on board he would have shot it easily.
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 03 Aug 1931, Mon, Page 1
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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.