Category Archives: Upper Ottawa Valley

Touring the Upper Ottawa River: Sheenboro Township in Quebec

I am still sharing my May 21, 2012 experiences exploring the area above Allumette Island called Chichester and Sheen Townships.  There have been challenges to keeping up on this trip but don’t worry you will hear about my adventures, all three … Continue reading

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Touring the Upper Ottawa: Chichester Township, Pontiac County, Quebec

My great-grandfather Archibald McDonell settled in Chichester Township.  His brother John McDonell lived in Sheen Township which is farther west but they are right next door to each other.  When Archie married Mary McDonell in 1861 he added more family and a great many of them … Continue reading

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Touring the Upper Ottawa River: St. Alphonsus of Liguori

The St. Alphonsus of Liguori church is located in Chapeau.  You cannot miss it because the spire reaches to the sky and can be seen from a far. There is a plaque on the front of the church and it … Continue reading

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Touring the Upper Ottawa River: Pontiac County, Quebec – Allumette Island and Chapeau

My tour on Monday, May 21, 2012 continues.  I headed east back out of Pembroke turning onto Hwy 148 east of the town by the Esso gas station. There are three bridges that take you to Allumette Island and cross over Cotnam and … Continue reading

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Sunday May 20, 2012: Renfrew County, Ontario

My plane touched down at about 4:20 pm Ottawa time.  There was the usual events that unfold when you depart an airplane such as baggage claim.  This time there would be a slightly different twist, because I had customs to go … Continue reading

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