Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Map and chart of Muskoka Lakes

Get this unique framed print for your cottage or your home

 of the Muskoka Lakes circa 1899!

The original map is from G.W. Marshall, Toronto Archives, dated 1899.
 It includes the index of summer cottages and owners, hotels and boarding houses on lake Muskoka, Joseph and Rousseau. How cool is that? The map also shows the route of the Parry Sound Railway, Crane and Blackstone Lakes, Blackstone Harbour, Georgian Bay.

Here is a bit of history behind the map:

In the early 1900's, tourists from Toronto, Cleveland, New York and Pittsburg took the train to Gravenhurst and crossed the platform at Muskoka Wharf to board a steamship.
The ship would travel through the inland lakes to the numerous hotels and cottages along the shores, which are listed on this map.
Canoist also used this map to plan their excursions and find lodging. 
 This map was the Travelocity website in 1899! Takes you back in time, eh?
This is the original map:

 Map and Chart of the Muskoka Lakes: Tourist and canoeist index,1899
Published by G.W. Marshall, Toronto
Coloured print
Reference Code: C 60
Archives of Ontario, I0030832
This is the framed print we have available for you for $249 from $350 until May 18th!
Size: 34" x 54"
Have a look at the closeups.

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