Category Archives: Allumette Island

Coming to a place to rest and reflect….

I started this blog back in January of 2010.  I have been publishing approximately weekly for a five full years of posts.  It has been quiet a challenge.  According to my stats I have 295 posts and 18 pages and … Continue reading

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Land Transactions involving Alexander J. McDonell of Chichester, 1874 to 1884

Three land transactions took place involving an Alexander J. McDonell.  They took place in 1874, 1880 and then again in 1884. Written on the left side panel: No. 3512 Deposited and entered the seventeeth day of September Eighteen hundred and … Continue reading

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Archibald McDonell’s Land Transactions in Chichester 1872 and 1877

Archibald McDonell, my great grandfather, lived in Chichester.  I have shared in a past post that he had land patents.  He  had several land deals that he participated in during the course of his lifetime.  These may not be all … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Culbute Locks in the Ottawa River north of Allumette Island…

Archibald McDonell, my great-grandfather was the locks master for the Culbute Locks.  I wrote about his involvement with the locks in the post: “Archibald McDonell as the Culbute Locks Master,” June 9, 2011 My Aunt Miriam, sister of my father … Continue reading

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