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A History of Cottagers

F E A T U R E D in Cottage Life

F E A T U R E D in Cottage Life

To read the full article, click here. Local Business Of The Week: The Cottage Collection By Andrew Cruickshank Published: May 31, 2021 Here at Cottage Life, we realize how hard the COVID-19 pandemic has hit local businesses. To do our part, we’ll be highlighting the stories of different businesses in cottage country. This week, we spoke with Meg Clements who runs The Cottage Collection out of Whitestone, Ont. What is The Cottage Collection? It’s kind of evolved over time, but I’m making custom cottage items. It started out by making clothing for lakes that aren’t always recognized—the smaller lakes that don’t have custom...

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FISHING SEASON

FISHING SEASON

Meet the best angler I know (sorry Adam, Grandpa, Doug, Uncle Keith & Papa Gibby). Lisa reeled in this bad boy in May 1995 at the Bobcaygeon Fishing Derby.For those of you who don’t know what a fishing derby is, essentially a whole whack of people put their lines in a lake and you hope that they catch the biggest fish to win a prize.In Lisa’s case, the prize was the fastest, shiniest, coolest, jaw dropping purple bike. A real gem & a true vista. Every single kid had their eye on it.Not only did she leave with the bike,...

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R E F L E C T I O N S

R E F L E C T I O N S

This is one of the photographs my Great Papa Baker took while training in the RCAF to become a Reconnaissance Photographer during bombing missions in WWII. While this self portrait is one of his firsts and is tiny, grainy and over exposed, there are too many things I love about it not to share. The fallen tree. His suspenders. His socks and shoes. The way the waves are. Just him in general. The RCAF taught him the ins and outs of photography. His notebooks are riddled with reminders, notes and covered like art with his immaculate hand writing. They cover...

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SANDY TOES

SANDY TOES

Nana said, “There was just sand everywhere!” Their little white and red painted cottage was feet from the water and they were surrounded by sand, sand, and more SAND.  This is my Nana & Great Auntie Jean on Georgian Bay. Their family LOVED spending time on Balm Beach more than anything.  No matter the year or time period in history, any child growing up by the water knows the true struggle of having sand on their feet after going to the beach and not being able to get it off because you have to walk through the sand again.  AND...

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Old Faithful: The Fazer

Old Faithful: The Fazer

Meet our old fishing boat who was the most trustworthy sea vessel a family could ask for… Lovingly referred to as “The Fazer.”  He essentially made it through the war, thousands of kilometres on cottage highways, cruised in countless lakes and rivers and was the trusty water craft that 3 generations of our family skied, tubed and wake boarded behind. My Uncle Steve bought “The Fazer” back in 1988 and took my dad the year after to buy a better motor. Uncle Steve told my aunt that my dad had bought the motor so he didn’t “get in trouble.” In...

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