Current Picture of Duke Marine Services
May 27th, 2008
This is a current picture of Duke Marine Services, from another angle, to contrast with the last post.
If you have stories about this property, we would love to have you post them in the comments, or email them to us.
So many cottage families have such a wealth of wonderful Muskoka stories that can be shared.
Lake Rosseau Boathouse
March 19th, 2008
This is one of my favourite Lake Rosseau boathouses.
It will not be long before we will be enjoying boat trips around the lakes again.
Watch this blog towards the end of the first week of April, when we will begin to track the ice out process with posts and pictures from around the lakes.
May 23rd, 2007
The Township of Muskoka Lakes is hosting a very interesting event on June 16th 2007 from 10:00- 4:00pm
“DOORS OPEN” is a chance for the public to see inside buildings that would not normally be open to them.
There is a wonderful array of historic buildings on this year’s roster, including the Township of Muskoka Lakes Municipal office, which used to be the local school.
You can see pictures showing this building through all its changes over the years, and it will also giveyou a chance to see the latest construction that has just been finished.
The Doors Open event is a wonderful reason for you to take a drive through Muskoka, poking through historic sites, and having lunch along the way.
Look in the local papers, or many local shopsfor all the inforamtion about “Doors Open” or call the Municipal office at 705-756-3156
Building or Renovating A Boathouse?
February 8th, 2007
Muskoka is known for its collection of beautiful boathouses. A tour around the lakes will enable you to see all shapes, sizes and usesfor theseinteresting structures. On Lake Rosseau there are even four sail boat boathouses. One of the fabulous boathouses pictured above is new construction and the other one is a gorgeous example of Muskoka’s built heritage.
Building a boathouse is a very exciting but costly venture. You want all the advice and ideas that you can get when making design and construction decisions. We have collected hints and tips from Architects, Builders, and Owners of single storey and two storey boathouses, and compiled them into a Special Report for your use.
Did you know that if youuse 6×6 timberswith the bottom plateon your boathouse, it is much easier and less costly to jack the boathouse up in order to repair the dock tops, when it comes time to do that.
Consider having double doors on both sides of your boathouse to allow easy access for all the large items you use and store insidethe boathouse.
To receive these and many other ideas, email us to receive a complimentary copy of this Special Report. email@example.com
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Segwun in Drydock
February 4th, 2007
When we were driving through Port Carling late this fall, we happened across the Segwun in dry dock having some maintenance done. We had never seen this before and thought you might like to see how they maintain this fabulous ship.
This ship is a wonderful example of the built heritage that we have in Muskoka.
We are so fortunate to have so much of the built heritage in Muskoka maintained in superb condition. Most Cottagers put a lot of time and money into maintaining their historic cottages and their antique and classic boats.
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January 2nd, 2007
The Heritage Canada Foundation is looking for historic sites that are endangered to place on its Top10 list. Being on the Top10 list brings attention to the sites, and this can be a powerful tool to aid in its protection.
Heritage Canada is concerned with both natural and built heritage, andMuskoka is a mecca of treasured heritage. The people who cottage in Muskoka already do a wonderful job of caring for their built heritage, such as their cottages and their wooden boats. I am told that Canadians are unsurpassed in the worrld in the money and care they take in their antique and classic boat restoration. We are also priviledged to be able to see across Muskokabeautifully maintained cottages that have stood for a hundred years.
If you have a site that you would like to have considered, please email me, as I sit on the local ACO committee and would take your suggestion forward to the committee. The deadline for this year is January 26th 2007.
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