Month: March 2017


  In the 1850’s, their country devastated by the potato famine, an influx of immigrants from Ireland arrived at Brant Lake. Many settled near Tannery Road where they cured hides in the local tannery. Descendants of this Irish population still live in our community and one afternoon I interviewed an Irish lady I will call…

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    Gone. All that remains of what  came to be known as Barry House is a pile of rocks on a stretch of land between Point O’ Pines Camp and Brant Lake Boys Camp. The rocks cover a patch of wild mint. For many years the mint has flourished, surviving a spring ravaging from…

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