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The evolution of the name of Basswood Lake

Transcribed Article from the Sault Star 1979


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“A Winter in Northern Ontario”

This article was transcribed from a 1909 magazine article submitted by Mr. J.W Holland, who was then charged with proprietorship of the Canadian Camp Club clubhouse located on the north east shore of Basswood Lake just west of what is now Melwel Road.


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The Often Maligned and Under-appreciated Northern Pike

One of the most maligned fish in the Canadian outdoor and angling experience has to be the Northern Pike.


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YE OLDEN TYME - Early Days of Thessalon

J.B. Dobie harkens back to this early years in Bruce Mines and Thessalon before the 1900’s , and gives some insight into his relationship with the Indigenous peoples of the Ojibway Tribe.


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Ye Olden Tyme - An Epic 1882 Journey by a Pioneer Storekeeper – Parts 3 and 4

The most difficult part of the journey from Thessalon to Toronto is completed with plenty of adventure as they travel across the ice to Georgian Bay.


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Ye Olden Tyme - An Epic 1882 Journey by a Pioneer Storekeeper – Parts 1 and 2

J.B. Dobie, operator of Marks, Dobie and Co. General Store in Thessalon details his often difficult and perilous 1882 journey around the north and east shores of Lake Huron to Toronto before the days of railway or roads in Northern Ontario.


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Winter is sure on the way!

Well we’ve got our first snow under our belts this past week so it appears we’re down for the count.


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Coming to Canada from England in 1849 – a Fascinating Tale!

William C Dobie – Crossing the Atlantic 1849


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YE OLDEN TYME - A VISITOR TO THE CANADIAN CAMP CLUB HOUSE ON BASSWOOD LAKE IN THE EARLY 1900’S

J.B. Dobie recounts a story of a rather odd visitor to the Canadian Camp Clubhouse on the north-east shore of Basswood Lake near the turn of the last century.


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YE OLDEN TYME - Recollection of the Early Days of Bruce Mines

Bruce Mines in the late 19th Century


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YE OLDEN TIME - The Beginnings of Algoma Mills and the Trials of a Pioneer Storekeeper

JB Dobie tells the story of the early days of Algoma Mills and how the railway affected the settlement


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YE OLDEN TYME - Early Settlement of St. Joseph Island and the Tale of Milford Haven

J.B. Dobie tells a great tale of an expedition to St. Joseph Island in the early days of the settlement of what is now a thriving and diverse community.


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Opening Day

Opening Day at Basswood Lake Outfitters!


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Raising Cattle in Algoma District

A brief profile of our observations related to cattle farming in Algoma


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YE OLDEN TYME - A Good Fish Story

This is a great story of a young boy around the time just before the American Civil War, undertaking to be ambitious in starting to chart his way in life.


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YE OLDEN TYME - Wolves in the Wilds of Algoma in 1900

Wolves and Wolf Stories have been a part of traditional folklore for many years, and even well before the story unfolded that he passes on in this “Ye Olden Tyme”.


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YE OLDEN TYME - 1890's Fishing in Algoma District

YE OLDEN TYME


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Algoma’s Love Affair with Horses

Algoma’s Love Affair with Horses


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Day Mills & Portage City

Day Mills & Portage City - The “twin cities” never did attain the heights that were hoped for at the turn of the last century.


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Remembering My Dad

Remembering My Dad - Bill Swain


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YE OLDEN TYME - Prospecting in the Early Days North of Basswood Lake

Prospecting in the Early Days north of Basswood Lake


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J.B. Dobie and “Ye Olden Tyme”

J.B. Dobie and “Ye Olden Tyme”


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Winter Won’t Go Away!

Winter Won’t Go Away!


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Winter Continues......

Basswood Lake Outfitters Blog - Winter Continues


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Basswood Lake Outfitters - Winter Birds

Winter Birds at Basswood Lake


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