During the 1930s all that remained of the first Festubert seasonal post office on a tiny Ontario island in Loon Lake, now known as Skootamatta Lake, was the building’s granite fireplace and foundation. The post office has been located in Mike Schwaeger’s frame house
Did you know that two made for cinema movies were filmed in the Cloyne area in 1976 and 1981? The movies ‘Surfacing’ and ‘The Far Shore’ were filmed with US and Canadian actors in Bon Echo and Skootamatta Lake. Why did the directors choose our area? What was the budget of the films? How did the actual filming affect individual property owners?
The military’s record in our region helps us understand our connection with the 48th Highlanders of Canada and The Crown. When we examine Canada’s existence and development within the British Commonwealth, a lot is revealed.