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March 2, 2013

March 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Be patient, woody boaters, at least if you’re north of the 44th parallel!  More than a foot (30 cm) of ice still has a choke-hold on the Muskoka Lakes in Ontario. With winter lows reaching minus 37 degrees Celsius this year, that’s hardly surprising.  The lovely boat house on Browning Island, Lake Muskoka, in the photo below, gives testament to winter’s grip. Luckily, several months from now, this scene will be hardly recognizable.

Muskoka Boat House in Winter

A lovely Muskoka Boat house sleeps through the winter.

This charming cottage on Lake Muskoka, (below) is well over 100 years old. It was built by a steamboat pilot, Captain Parlett,  in the early 1900s as a refuge from the rigours of his demanding career. The high peaked roof kept the living area cooler in days before air conditioning prevailed.

Captain Parlett's "getaway" cottage

Captain Parlett’s “getaway” cottage, built in the early 1900s

 

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