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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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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