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ALL CLOTHING DESIGNS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED FOR ANY LAKE/RIVER/BAY. Please allow 3-4 weeks for your custom order to be completed and delivered.
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A History of Cottagers

L A K E friends

L A K E friends

Lake friends are the best friends. We’ve been spending every August long with my best friend & second family for the past 20 years.Throwing it back to my pajama wearing Nana (Frances) and her best friend Ellen-Marie in Port Huron.Nana said:“Ellen and I did bad things. They had a dance floor at the park. We’d go dancing every Friday night and one time my friends dared me to dive into the St. Clair River. We’d cross the trestle railway tracks dangerously - it’s a wonder I’m alive today. I don’t know… I’d have to have been NUTS to do that....

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the H I G H L A N D S

the H I G H L A N D S

the H I G H L A N D S There’s nothing like the sound of bagpipes. My Great Papa Johnston used to play them.My mom used to practice her fling, the sword and the Sean Triubhas with her record player and with her Scottish Bagpiping Music as a little girl.Even while camping on Ahmic Lake, she still found the time to practice her dances.“Beware of the sword dance. If you kick your sword, you can’t continue and have to stand there until the song is done.” Photo: Ahmic Lake, 1975  

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F R O N T STEPS

F R O N T  STEPS

F R O N T - S T E P S (1989)  These steps have seen teeth fall out, hosted birthday celebrations, been the cause of some falls, encouraged late night chats and have been spilled on more than a bar floor on a Saturday night. They’ve been a seat to the stargazers, the BBQers & their support staff, the marshmallow roasters, the singers, the breakfast eaters and the corn huskers. For almost 4 decades, we’ve been taking pictures on these cottage steps. (1991) (2021) With our second season just beginning, we are so excited to make you your matching...

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BEHIND THE L E N S

BEHIND THE L E N S

The man behind the lens, caught behind the lens.  Giving credit to where credit is due, means recognizing that all of our old photographs on this account were taken by my Great Papa Baker, William Douglas Baker.  Having served in WWII, the Royal Canadian Air Force trained him to be a photographer. When the war ended, my Great Grandparents, spent much time enjoying the finer things in life with unparalleled appreciation for being by the water. Whether it was camping, cottaging or anything in the outdoors, my Papa Baker would be there with his camera.    …or should I say,...

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The P O S T M A N

The P O S T M A N

T H E   P O S T M A N I’m the proud great granddaughter of “Dougie the Postman.” My Papa Baker, (The face behind the camera of all of our beloved old cottage photographs) was also the jolly post man who delivered mail by foot pre and post WWII. His route was in High Park @torontolife @cityofto and back then, mail was delivered twice a day. My Nana (his daughter) remembers that his busiest days were spent delivering on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. She remembers him arriving home after his holiday shifts with all sorts of gifts from...

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