See You Next Summer

Postcard Memories of Sparrow Lake
Author(s): Bruce McCraw
Genre: History, Travel
Original Publish Date: Jan 30, 2013
Product Number: EB00780922
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781459717923
Publisher: Natural Heritage
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Bustling station platforms, with quaint steamers nearby, often appear on early Sparrow Lake postcards. It was at the station that rail passengers were met and taken by boat to one of the over 20 hotels that once flourished in this holiday area. Such a trip could take about three hours on this roughly three-mile lake, bordering the southern Muskoka arm of the Canadian Shield. Upon arrival, the outdoors beckoned to one and all.

Vintage postcards illustrate the stories of an earlier time in "cottage country." Bruce McCraw's lifetime familiarity with the lake has been augmented by contributions from local residents and guests of Sparrow Lake resorts.