Tag Archives: Culbute Locks

Archibald McDonell sells his land in Chichester 1901

Finding the following deed was very satisfying.  I am grateful to the researcher who assisted me.  I wanted to know when Archie sold the land in Chichester and left for Minnesota.  This deed placed that event. Sale of Land, Chichester … 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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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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Archibald McDonell as Culbute Lock Master

Miriam, Archie’s granddaughter, wrote the following in her notes: As you can see Miriam misspelled the name of the locks and that caused a bit of a problem.  Still she was on the right track.  It is spelled formally: Chenal de la Culbute. … Continue reading

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Archibald and Mary McDonald

Keith’s grandparents were Archibald and Mary McDonald.  Archie and Mary settled in International Falls sometime after 1905.  They had migrated from the Upper Ottawa River Valley to Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota.  Their children felt they were getting to old to … Continue reading

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