Vintage 1920s Clippings About Buried Treasure — Meyer’s Cave — Bon Echo

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Vintage 1920s Clippings About Buried Treasure — Meyer’s Cave — Bon Echo


CLIPPED FROM
The Daily Standard
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
09 Oct 1926, Sat  •  Page 10
Cloyne and District Historical Society
Guest on Iron Staircase up Mazinaw Rock – Bon Echo Inn

Unknown date of photograph (pre-1940).
 
This sheer iron staircase was used for visitors of the Bon Echo Inn to travel to the top of Mazinaw Rock. Spectacular viewing and blueberry picking were favourite activities of guests. Often, guests would have a box lunch packed to take with them as they climbed the deep stairs to the top. Local people who picked blueberries for sale or for their own use frequently made use of the stairway. (John Campbell – ‘The Mazinaw Experience’).
 
Eventually the staircase was damaged by ice and finally taken down in 1940, 4 years after the fire that destroyed the Inn.
 
Remnants of the staircase are still evident today – directly across from the Narrows peninsula. Today a multi-level staircase built by Bon Echo Provincial Park guides visitors to the top via the Clifftop Trail with many lookouts.

Cloyne and District Historical Society
View of Narrows Bridge, Bon Echo circa 1920

This photo is part of the Bon Echo archives. It features a man atop Mazinaw Rock (likely Merrill Denison) looking down at the Narrows Bridge. The bridge enabled visitors of the Bon Echo Inn to reach the staircase (steel) that led to the top of Mazinaw Rock.
 
The lagoon can be seen at the top right and a dock which has remains that can be seen today.

CLIPPED FROM
The Sault Star
Sault St. Marie, Ontario, Canada
02 Jun 1924, Mon  •  Page 13

CLIPPED FROM
The Sault Star
Sault St. Marie, Ontario, Canada
02 Jun 1924, Mon  •  Page 13

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CLIPPED FROM
The Daily Standard
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
20 Oct 1922, Fri  •  Page 13

CLIPPED FROM
The Daily Standard
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
06 May 1926, Thu  •  Page 1


CLIPPED FROM
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
14 Aug 1907, Wed  •  Page 6

CLIPPED FROM
The Windsor Star
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
06 Feb 1971, Sat  •  Page 47

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