What is This? Found on the O’kee- Lee Trail –Lyse LaChapelle

What is This? Found on the O’kee- Lee Trail –Lyse LaChapelle


From Lyse LaChapelle

Hello Linda, I run a small before and after program at St. Gregory here in Carleton Place. We often explore the *O’kee- Lee trail at the river at the end of Joseph. The children have found some very interesting things. Holes in rocks that look like they have been drilled, asphalt and a brick stamped with what looks like EDP on it.

I am not originally from CP so don’t know much of the history behind what my have been there before. One of my coworkers said I should contact you as you would probably know or can point me in the direction of someone who does know.



The children and I have spent hours on this trail and walking through the bush. I am sure there are more treasures to be found


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These are just some of the pictures I have taken in the past two years. The brick and the asphalt are new finds this year. The funky looking rock the children call a “fairy chair” and the hole in the rock we discovered last year. It’s is a perfect circle which makes me think it was drilled. My dad was a miner in northern Ontario.


Linda says: A friend of mine that hunts points thinks that the photo above might be a fire starting rock or grinding stone.  Thoughts?




This looks like it was once terrazzo.



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The O-Kee-Lee Park Trail click here

This trail meanders through a filled in wetland area containing very old willow trees and small, woodland ponds, which dry up in late summer. The trail is found at the foot of Joseph Street, across from the Carleton Place Canoe Club. To find it, take Town Line Road from Highway #7 (the western entrance to Carleton Place) to Joseph Street, which is the first street in from the highway.

Turn right and go to the river. This small nature area contains circular trails, with access points to the river shore. The place abounds in honey suckle, wild grapes and mountain ash berries, attracting many species of birds. The lush canopy provides a sanctuary effect, a perfect place for solitude and reflection. Across from the entrance to the park is Centennial Park, with picnic tables, playing area and a beach. Information provided by the MVFN website

  1. where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.
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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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  1. The brick found seems to be only part of a brick. There are actually brick collectors out there and if she googles them, they will be able to help her.

    I found some bricks in a grave in Perth, and turns out they were made in Scotland. I also found some bricks in the woods in a remote area of Quebec and they too were made in Scotland, how the hell they got them in to this remote place is a mystery….but the brick she found may have been made locally….only searching bricks on the internet will help at this point because she only has the last letters on that particular brick in the photo.


  2. Anyways, I’m not suposed to be looking at bricks, I’m supposed to be working on LCGS stuff, but really I’m supposed to be in bed because I’m supposed to be up at 5 am tomorrow!!! Can’t help myself….


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