Category Archives: Upper Ottawa Valley

The Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Quebec

It was Tuesday, May 22, 2012 and this was the day I had looked forward to for a long time.  I have been wanting to  visit the Pontiac Archives in Shawville since I knew of their existence.  I was driving from Renfrew … Continue reading

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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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