courtesy of the Neeland family
When you have finished trying to figure out how many people are on the boat, glance up at the large brick building directly above. That building , located at the corner of Colbourne Street was the McArthur House Hotel, also called the Aldous Hotel, after manager John S Aldous who ran the hotel from 1893-1936. Built in 1864, it had replaced the earlier Quebec & Ottawa House Hotel which had burned down.
I can only remember the building with its third story gone, and it housed the Canadian Tire. Now it is a Subway restaurant..
Do you have any pictures of your family going through the locks in Fenelon or Bobcaygeon? If so, we would love to have them.