Category Archives: Upper Ottawa Valley

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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Pembroke, Ontario: The Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group & Library

It was Thursday, May 24, 2012 and the Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Library was open from 12-4 pm (also on Tuesdays 12-4 and the 3rd Saturday of the month).  I had been looking forward to visiting this archive having been a member of the … Continue reading

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Calumet Island, Pontiac County, Quebec

My original plan was to drive through Bryson but I didn’t do that.  This was my tour of the Quebec side of the Outaouais River.  I discovered another route, Chemin Wilson, that took be directly to the bridge that crosses to … Continue reading

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The Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Quebec – One more Time!

I began my day driving through Renfrew for it was time to head up to Pembroke after I finished up with the Pontiac Archives.  I wanted to explore the Quebec side of the Ottawa River on my way up north. … Continue reading

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