The Water Dragon of White Lake? 1936

The Water Dragon of White Lake? 1936

OBVIOUSLY something will have to be done about these tales of a sea serpent. For a decade or more this area has been hearing of the monsters of the deep raising their monstrous heads in most unexpected places, looping their long bodies like some gigantesque gila monster of the African rivers, yet no person ever appears to spike, spear or spot these spectral things.

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In 1936 Almonte fishermen say they saw something that resembled a dragon off Pickerel Point in White Lake up in Renfrew county recently. The hour was after dark, it may possibly have been a chubby fisherman splashing about. However Almonters say it was a “terrible apparition.”

William Kruger, who hails from around Eganvllle, where people put even Washington to shame in the quality of their veracity and the measure of their temperance, revives the age-old story of a serpent “or something” In the crystal-like waters of Lake Clear.

With a head like a sheep and a body that plopped up and down like a few links of animated stovepipe, it came up for air, viewed the scenery and Mr. Kruger momentarily and promptly retired to its apartments amid those aquatic depths. ‘ Anyway, that Mr. Kruger s story and obviously he’s going to stick to it.

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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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