A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend Part 2

A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend Part 2

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 May 1957, Mon  •  Page 40

Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend

this is the Buffam farmhouse now..

These photos below are from Jennifer Fenwick Irwin from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

“I have nothing on that house. It isn’t included in any of our maps as it is (was) just far enough out of town to be excluded. My Buffam file is just family trees. I do have the news clipping of the lightning strike of course, and that’s not the same house. The one hit by lighting was frame and had a different roof line.”

I asked Ted Hurdis

Before my time but it may have been the one before the brick place ? My family will swear it was a meteorite though not lightening. My sister Thelma Savard would know which one for sure. So I was one and in a highchair so 1957.


Putting Together Pieces About Historical Homes– John Moore’s House –Napoleon Street

Was it a UFO? A Meteorite or a Fuse Box? A Carleton Place Legend

The Story of the Old House on Princess Street

It was Friday the 13th on Napoleon Street in Carleton Place

The Mystery Streets of Carleton Place– Where was the First Train Station?

What do You Know About the Hawthorne Cottage?

What You Didn’t Know About the House on High Street

Things You Didn’t Know About the Moore House — or Maybe you Did

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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