25 Jun
2008
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The Classic Wooden Boats of Muskoka include the 1930 Ditchburn

Here is another shot of “On Behalf Of Sam” a 31 foot Ditchburn beauty built in 1930. Taken from the docks at Port Sandfield in Muskoka on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Ditchburn Muskoka Boat



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24 Jun
2008
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Sullivan Island on Lake Joseph in Muskoka Canada

There are many islands within the Muskoka lakes district. This is Sunbeam Sullivan Island on Lake Joseph. (thanks Jamie for the correction on the name) I am not sure of its history but I am sure it has an interesting one with its wrap around veranda and big lake views or “vistas” as the real estate marketer extraordinaire’s call it. This baby can be picked up for a mere 1.99M

Sunbeam Island



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23 Jun
2008
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Muskoka Lakes Boathouses are in Full Swing

Its surprising how many new boathouses you will notice after the ice thaws. Building boathouses during the winter time is easier and also provides for employment in a time of year where everything is usually dead quiet. Muskoka is world famous for its boathouses. Here is an example of a new one going up on Lake Joseph as you head north out of Port Sandfield.

Muskoka Boathouse



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22 Jun
2008
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Ditchburn and other Classic Boats of the Muskoka Lakes

On any given day on the Muskoka Lakes you can spot the beautifully crafted boats that were built in this region almost one century ago. “On Behalf Of Sam” a 31 foot Ditchburn built in 1930 was spotted on Lake Joe out for a Sunday cruise.
Ditchburn Muskoka Boat 1930



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18 Jun
2008
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An Old Cabin on Lake Joseph, Muskoka

I discovered this old cabin on a small island while traveling towards the north end of Lake Joseph. It is still possible to find old cabins and cottages around the Muskoka Lakes that date back over 100 years. New development has not taken everything.

Lake Joseph Cabin Muskoka



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16 Jun
2008
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The Boatworks of Port Carling, Muskoka

The Boatworks of Port Carling, Muskoka

The Port Carling, Ontario Boat Works was established in 1925. During the Depression, the company sold the most stock production inboard boats in Canada. Their famous SeaBird launches were built on site and at a branch plant at Honey Harbour.

Boatworks Port Carling



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15 Jun
2008
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The Six Waterskiers on Lake Rosseau

Zooming out of Clevelands House – the six waterskiers

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15 Jun
2008
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The Dempster Cottage (Former Big B Camp) built in 1894 Muskoka, Canada

Doors Open Ontario presented an opportunity to look at some interesting places.
Dempster Cottage (Former Big B Camp) built in 1894, located on Lake Muskoka

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11 Jun
2008
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Cruising the Muskoka lakes

While cruising down Lake Joesph on Saturday I spotted the Segwun Steamship anchored at the Sherwood Inn

Segwun on Lake Joe Muskoka



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08 Jun
2008
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The Sun Sets on Muskoka’s Historic Marygrove

For those of you following the story about Marygrove formerly the Glen Home Hotel circa 1939 in Muskoka.
Well shes gone now. Hope The Sisters are happy.
See also: The Wrecking Ball Takes Down Another Historic Muskoka Landmark

and …
The Continuing Destruction of Muskoka Courtesy of your Muskoka Lakes Township Council

The Sun Sets on Marygrove

Muskoka Marygrove destroyed

Twisted Sisters Stoves Waiting for the Scrap Man

Marygrove Muskoka Scrap

And after a hard days work remember to drink Muskoka Dry

Muskoka Dry



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05 Jun
2008
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The Kee to Bala, A Muskoka Favorite

The Kee opened for business in the summer of 1942 and was originally named Dunn’s Pavilion.
It has been a favorite to many that have visited the Muskoka area.

In the 1940s and ‘50s, Big Bands like Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong played here.
Since the 1960s, rockers like David Wilcox, Kim Mitchell, The Ramones, April Wine, Rush, Burton Cummings, The Tragically Hip, 54-40 and the late great Jeff Healey played at The Kee.

Check out this year’s lineup: www.thekee.com

THe Kee to Bala



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04 Jun
2008
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The Dragonfly Metamorphose

Truly fascinating to watch – the Dragonfly metamorphose

Muskoka Dragon Fly



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04 Jun
2008
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Globe and Mail article on the Muskoka High Water Levels

Last week the Globe and Mail (Canada’s National Newspaper) contacted me and asked for permission to use some of the photos I took on the high water levels around Muskoka’s cottage country. They also interviewed me on what I had seen and were nice enough to make mention of this blog.

The Saturday print edition came out with the photo shown below and a story. The on-line version is sans photo and located here

I noticed quite a bit of traffic and a few new comments on the blog then all of a sudden our data center that hosts our websites went down due to a transformer exploding. Unfortunately we have been down for a couple of days but are happy to say we are back in the saddle again.


Muskoka Gas



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