There’s little space for your message on a postcard, but that does not mean it can’t convey a lot of information. The scene depicted can itself be worth a thousand words. With Lake of Bays heritage leader Bruce MacLellan’s remarkable collection of century post cards, this is doubly true, as they are enhanced by his rich accounts about the time and place of these cards, those who wrote them, and the culture they convey.
Cottagers remember the good old days
A memoir of Muskoka summers (and the odd winter) in the early 1900s: "food chilled by blocks of ice cut from the lake, a wandering cow munching oranges in the kitchen, excursions up the lake on elegant steamboats, and a 'floating store' (aka 'the supply boat') called at your dock every week."
Cottage Daze celebrates life at the cottage where the cottage is the main character, and family, friends, pets, and fellow cottagers are the supporting cast.
Past and Present
This is a history of an important and successful summer resort in the Muskoka Region of Ontario from 1885 to the present. It details the efforts of four generations of the Love family to create a world class summer resort from modest beginnings.
Explore Muskoka pinpoints locations across the District which author Susan Pryke finds “interesting, intriguing, or beautiful.” For this variety-pack of locales to explore, the book’s maps are essential. Tours are split into manageable blocks because “there’s so much to see and do.”
A Photographic Portrait
Photographer John McQuarrie delivers a vivid portrait of Muskoka's steamboat history and its present-day reality. This book can be gift, souvenir, or education through imagery.
Gateway to Northern Ontario
Parry Sound, at the mouth of the Seguin River on Georgian Bay, is the gateway to Parry Sound District. The town's economy and society have changed dramatically over the decades, as author Adrian Hayes shows with accurate research and colourful episodes.
In the sequel to Cottage Daze, James Ross is back with more tales from the family cottage.
The Cottage Bible is the most important reference for a cottage owner. The expert guidance is essential for any vacation home, especially one near water with unique challenges. There is year-round advice on maintenance, buying a cottage, repairing burst p