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Canoe Tripping in Algonquin - Then and Now
Three canoe tripping experiences! Over 100 years apart, yet connected in time in so many ways! Check out these insights into how the canoe tripping experience in Algonquin Park has changed and yet not changed at all.(order/details)

 

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Other Recommended Algonquin Park Human Heritage Books
Can be Purchased from the Friends of Algonquin Park Bookstores and Web Site http://store.algonquinpark.on.ca/cgi/algonquinpark

The Incomplete Anglers by John D. Robins

The Friends of Algonquin Park have reprinted this humorous, semi-fictional story of a fishing trip in Algonquin Park in 1943, written by John D. Robins. This book was a runaway bestseller, winning the Governor General's literary award, finding its way under Christmas trees, and warming many war-weary hearts. (229 pages at $7.95)

A 19th Century Algonquin Adventure by James Dickson

A new edition of a 1886 classic chronicling the experiences of James Dickson’s, an early park surveyor, as he paddled up the Oxtonque River, through South Tea and Canoe Lakes and on up, what is now called ‘Main Street’ to the Petawawa River. (189 pages at $12.95)

Paddling My Own Canoe by Esther Keyser with John S. Keyser

Esther Keyser was the first female licensed guide in the Park and has spent all her life connected to the Park. This amazing book is filled with her stories, photographs and paintings. The Keysers have graciously donated the manuscript to The Friends of Algonquin Park for publishing. (267 pages at $23.95)

When Giants Fall by Gary Long and Randy Whiteman

The timber limits of the Gilmour Lumber Company once occupied some of the now most popular lakes and canoe routes in Algonquin. The history of the company prior to the Algonquin years, and the transportation of White Pine from the Algonquin highlands to Lake Ontario in the late 1800's is discussed. (189 pages at $19.95)

A Life in the Bush – Lessons From My Father by Roy MacGregor

National Bestseller from the author of "The Home Team". A tale of a son's relationship with his father in the wilds of Algonquin Park, 1929. Roy MacGregor. 374 pages at $20.00)

Born at Brule Lake and Living at Cache Lake by Mary McCormick Pigeon

The author, daughter of Tom McCormick one of the Park’s greatest Chief Rangers, tells her own stories of her childhood at Brule Lake, and later of her married life, raising her children and teaching at Cache Lake. The books are enhanced with many personal photographs and anecdotes. ($7.95 each)

Canoe Lake, Algonquin Park – Tom Thomson and Other Mysteries by S. Bernard Shaw.

This book chronicles the early logging pioneers, the Gilmour Lumber Co., as well as the life and tragic death of artist, Tom Thomson and many other stories of Canoe Lake. (155 pages at$24.95)

Joe Lake: Reminiscences of a Ranger’s Daughter and Trailblazers by H. Eleanor Mooney

During the 1940’s her father was a Park Ranger based at Joe Lake. This books is a personal accounts of her youth, growing up at Joe Lake in Algonquin Park. Yet another rare glimpse into Algonquin's enchanting human history. A complement to "Joe Lake: Reminiscences of an Algonquin Park Ranger's Daughter" the focus of ‘Trailblazers’ includes park rangers and guides, anyone interested in Algonquin Park history will enjoy these books. (123 pages at $14.95 and 242 pages at $29.95 respectively)

The Fossmill Story

Details the life in a railway lumbering village on the edge of Algonquin Park. Winner of the Fred Landon Award for Best Ontario Regional History for the year 2000, from the Ontario Historical Society. Doug and Paul Mackey. (224 pages at $29.95)

My Childhood in the Bush

Located on Cedar Lake, Brent was for many years a major depot on the C.N.R. rail line. This is a book about growing up in Brent on the C.N.R. in Algonquin Provincial Park (1913-1919) - A very easy and enjoyable read about early life in Algonquin Park. Rebecca Atkins with Paul and Doug Mackey. (48 pages at $12.95)

 

 

 


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