While looking for something completely different, I came across this 1889 book entitled Guide to the fishing and hunting resorts in the vicinity of the Grand Trunk Railway of
: containing particulars of fish, game, hotels, livery and general facilities. I could not resist seeing what they had to say about the Sturgeon Point Hotel. Canada
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On pages 13 and 14, under Bobcaygeon, Hunting, it was noted:
The noted summer resort. Sturgeon Point, is on the route of the T. V. N. Co's steamers, which call every trip between Lindsay and Bobcaygeon both ways…
(T.V.N. Co. - Trent Valley Navigation Company)
On page 35 under Lindsay:
Hotels — Benson House, $1.50, Congress Hall, Veitch House, Royal, $1 p. d. ; livery—single horse $2, team $4 p. d.
Fishing — Scugog R., Sturgeon L. 8 m. ; bass, Mg. ; the former most plentiful ; best months—June and July ; bait—spoon ; guides can be had at Sturgeon Point Hotel at $1 p. d. ; boats can be obtained at 50c. p.h.
and on page 55 was:
Sturgeon Point, Co.
(reached via Trent Valley Navigation Co.,from Lindsay).— Sturgeon Point Hotel, $2 p.d. ; livery, $3 p. d. Victoria
Fishing.—Sturgeon L., Goose L. and Scugag R. ; Mg. and bass, principally Mg. ; best months—July to Sept. ; bait – frogs, crawfish, &c., for still fishing ; no guides necessary ; boats 25c. p. h.
I love the fact that it cost a $1 to stay in Lindsay but $2 at Sturgeon Point. I also love that according to the Lindsay listing boats at the Point were 50c per hour but the Point listing says they are only 25c.
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