The Rideau Canal system is a testament to the hard work of long-dead labourers. People who helped build what was then to be a major transportation system for military defense and weapons.
|This 80+-year-old resort is for sale|
Chaffey's residence in the early days,
then a boarding house in the 1890s,
men's fishing club in 1900s.
A family bought it in 1921 to run as a resort.
Using expropriated mills along the way, such as Chaffeys Mill, this picturesque spot is a bit stop for many boaters to picnic. The canal opened in 1832, but we never did go to war with the Americans, and this route now connects Kingston to Ottawa.
The large resort is for sale, in this quiet little cottage town. With the Rideau Canal system now used by tourists, such resorts can be facing hard times. The Marina and General store are very busy as cottagers stock up and boat back to their places. We visited last month.
|This is on the main street - leads to the cemetery.|
Now we know!
I thought, since were were passing by on the Rideau Lakes Arts Tour, I wanted to stop at the Clear Lake Cemetery. Bug-magnet hubby stayed in the car! The stones date from the time of settlement in the hard times of the 1800s. Much of the farm land has been sold for those seeking to build big!
|Clear Lake Cemetery|