Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching by Mary Byers & John De Visser

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Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching by Mary Byers
With photographs by John De Visser

oblong 4to. pp. 120. 1 map illustration. colour & b/w illustrations. bibliography. paperback (near fine - some light shelf-wear). Erin, ON: Boston Mills Press, [1999].

ISBN-10: 1550463810 / ISBN-13: 9781550463811


Lake Simcoe's 300 square miles of water are surrounded by the undulating curves of 140 miles of shoreline and a diverse array of communities, including the cities of Barrie and Orillia. Both cities grew on lumber and railways and were home to colorful characters and bold entrepreneurs. The smaller communities along Kempenfeldt Bay were part of the halcyon days of boatbuilding.

In this remarkable collection of photographs and essays, Mary Byers tells the story of a lake that has witnessed a wealth of events. Illustrated by rare archival photographs and the stunning contemporary color photography of John de Visser, this is sure to remain the finest work ever published on this exceptional part of Ontario.