Ontario's Historical Plaques 

Discover Ontario's history as told through its plaques

2004 - Now in our 15th Year - 2019

 To find out all about me, you can visit the Home Page 

Looking at this page on a smartphone?
For best viewing, hold your phone
in Landscape mode (Horizontal)

The Scugog Route

The Scugog Route

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

The Scugog Route

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The City of Kawartha Lakes
In Lindsay, in Riverside Cemetery on Lindsay Street South
not too far in from the centre entrance
6.3 km north of Highway 7

Coordinates: N 44 20.060 W 78 43.605


Plaque Text

This river and lake formed part of an Indian route from the Kawartha and Algonquin Park areas to Lake Ontario. During the French Regime efforts were made to prevent English traders from the Oswego area bartering with Indians who used such routes. Trading posts were established among the Missisauga by the beginning of the nineteenth century. In 1804 the killing on Washburn Island, Lake Scugog, of trader John Sharp, led to the subsequent loss on Lake Ontario of the Schooner Speedy, bearing the accused Missisauga and trial officials. The Scugog, used by settlers seeking land, became fully navigable with the completion of the Purdy Dam at Lindsay in 1830. It is now linked to the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Related Ontario plaques
The Loss of the "Speedy"
The Trent Canal
The Peterborough Lift Lock
Canal Lake Arch Bridge

Canoe Routes

Other Plaques in Lindsay
Purdy's Mills
Ernest Thompson Seton 1860-1946
Sir Sam Hughes 1853-1921

Kawartha Lakes Plaques

Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

(none yet)

Here's where you can send me a comment for this page.

Note: Your email address will be posted at the end of your comment so others can respond to you unless you request otherwise.

Note: Comments are moderated. Yours will appear on this page within 24 hours (usually much sooner).

Note: As soon as I have posted your comment, a reply to your email will be sent informing you.

To send me your comment, click alanlangfordbrown@gmail.com.

Alan L Brown

Note: If you wish to send me a personal email, click here.