What if Locks Had Been on the Mississippi River?

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What if Locks Had Been on the Mississippi River?

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Clipped from

  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 30 Jul 1869, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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Clipped from

  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 26 Apr 1870, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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Canal in Carleton Place? Clipped from The Ottawa Citizen, 20 Dec 1899, Wed, Page 5

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Photo–Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce “The Ripple”

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Carleton Place July 31, 1885 from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage MuseumW.H. Wylie’s steam yacht “The Ripple(43′ keel, 10′ beam) at Hawthorn Woolen Mill, then operated–by W.H. Wylie. Possibly W.H. Wylie sitting on fore rail. On Fore Rail – A.R.G. Peden (Town Clerk) Left on upper deck: Jim Burnie

 

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Clipped from

  1. Ottawa Daily Citizen,
  2. 03 May 1869, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage MuseumFact–The first steamboat was launched on the Mississippi River and made regular trips on the Mississippi between Carleton Place and Innisville.

In the  1880’s to 1900, steamers were produced, and built built right in Carleton Place. They included the” Witch of the Wave” , “ The  Morning Star” , “ the Ripple” and the” Mayflower”. Read more here at Heritage Carleton Place.

Photo–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum—These Carleton Place citizens of the 1890’s are lined up on the Lake Park dock waiting to board the steamship “Carleton”. It ran regular trips between Lake Park Lodge on Mississippi Lake and the town docks located near the Hawthorn Mill at the end of Charles Street. 

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Don’t Be Scared Ladies –Steamers on the Mississippi

The Steamboat Picnics on Pretty Island

Shipman & Acme Engines Clippings and Notations

Facts You Might Not Know About Carleton Place for our 150th Birthday – Part 5

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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