Canoe Trip History

Last Update: 2019-08-20

The grand plan is for this page to record all of the canoe trips I've been connected with over the years. I've probably averaged one trip a year for about 50 years - they've all been great trips, but I'm starting to forget details of the older ones. Thus I'm gathering historical information from a bunch of sources, and creating a canoeing chronology. Contributions to help my fading memory are most welcome. Naturally, the more recent trips have better details.

Click on the Date in the left column for details of individual trips, which may include trip logs, photos, videos, maps, gear lists, menus, etc...

 

The Big Summary (The BS starts here)

Date / Link Days Participants Area Route / Lakes
2019-09-27 5 Cathy, Kevin, Doug, Paul Martell Temagami Cross Lake Temagama Central Access Road, S to Cross Bay, SW to Portage Bay, P 50m, SE to Outlet Bay, E to Cross Lake. Maybe exiting N via P to Cross Bay Lake, then P to Cross Bay, paddle N to access road
2019-08-13 3 Lindsey, Chris, Robin, Elliott, Doug Alg access 4 Rain Lake, 310m portage, Sawyer** Lake
2019-07-21 5 Doug, Larry Alg access 29 Kioshkokwi L, 1075m portage (uphill), Lauder****
2018-09-28 4 Kevin, Cathy, Doug, John Selman Alg access 4 Rain Lake
2018-07-30 5 Doug, Larry Alg access 27 Brent, Cedar L, Little Cedar L, Aura Lee L, Laurel**** L
2017-09-22 4 Kevin, Cathy, Jess, Doug Alg access 1 Kawawaymog L, Amable du Fond R, 255m, North Tea L, West Arm***
2017-07-10 3 Doug, Jim Alg access 26 North River, North River Lake**
2016-05-20 5 Doug, Larry, Kevin, Cathy, Bruce Alg access 4 Rain L, 310m, Sawyer Lake****
2015-07-31 4 Doug, Larry Alg access 1 Kawawaymog L, Amable du Fond R, 255m, North Tea L. East Arm*** ???
2014-08-07 4 Doug, Larry, Kevin, Bruce Massassauga  
2013-08-01 5 Doug, Nic Alg access 3 Ralph Bice, Little Trout, Queer
2013-08-13 4 Chris, Lindsey Alg access 3 Magnetawan, Tim R, Misty L
2011-09-30 4 Doug, Larry, Jim, Kevin, KenH, JohnS Alg access 2 Tim River, Tim Lake***  "The Great Potato Party"
2011-07-16 5 Doug, Linds, Nic  "Doug & the slugs" Alg access 27 Cedar L: Narrow Bag raps, Hogan*2, Catfish  "Old Growth Pines"
         
2004-09-02 6 Doug, Linds, Nic  "Doug & the slugs" Temagami Temagama Central Access Road, S to Cross Bay, SW to Portage Bay, P 50m, SE to Outlet Bay, E to Cross Lake. Surveyer L, Temagami R, Red Cedar L, Hangstone L, Norris L, Mann L, Twinsister L, Jumping Caribou L, Ingall L, Waha L, Brophy L, Greenlaw L, Wasaksina L, Debedus L, Olier L, Shiningwood Bay, Temagami L.
2003-08-14 5 Doug, Linds, Nic "Doug & the slugs" Alg access 3 Magnetawan L, Hambone L, Ralph Bice L, Little Trout L, Queer L, Little Misty L, Misty L*, Petawawa R, Grassy Bay, White Trout L, Big Trout L**, White Trout L, Grassy Bay, McIntosh L, Timberwolf L, Misty L*, Petawawa R, Daisy L, Hambone L, Magnetawan L   (Triplog=trip03b.htm)
2000-07-08 5 Doug, Larry,Kate, Heather, Brianna, Nic Alg access 4 Rain Lake, 1810m portage, Little McCraney L, McCraney Lake, (stayed at north site on big island for 4 nights), Little McCraney L, McCraney L, 1810m portage, Rain L. (Triplog=trip00b.htm)
2000-05-19 4 Doug, Larry, Kevin, Jim, Scott, Ian Alg access 3 Magnetawan L, Hambone L, Daisy L, Petawawa R, Little Misty L, Misty L (camp here). Day trip eastward on Petawawa R, turning Westward at Grassy Bay to McIntosh L, Timberwolf L, and back to previous site on Misty L. On last day go back westward on Petawawa through Little Misty L, Daisy L and camp on Hambone (due to Daisy being full up). (Triplog=trip00a.htm)
1999-07-22 5 Larry, Katelyn, Heather, Brianna, Doug, Lindsey, Nicole Alg access 26 North River, North River L  (Triplog=trip99c.htm)
1999-05-04 5 Doug, Larry, Scott, Kevin Alg access 28 Brain L, Stretch L, West Corbeau, Hurdman L, Laurel L. and back out.
(Triplog=trip99b.htm)
1998spring   Doug, Larry, Scott, Kevin ...? French R. North East of Highway 69. Featured flying canoes?
         
        Restoule trips with Nic and Linds
        Binder of canoe trip pictures from Lindsey
        French River trip with Jiro where we capsized? Jim's hand written log
        North River Lake trip with Kate & Friends, Doug & Larry on Merganser L

 

Found the following jackpot of historical information in an archive of my second canoeing web site

Date Location Paddlers Story/Pictures
? 2000   Jessica Noble & Alexa Camirand  
? 2000 Guys' Fall Trip
? 2000   Dads & Daughters 2000  
? 2000   Nicole Elliott & Nicky Trudeau  
July 8-12,00  <4> Rain L, Little McCraney L, McCraney Lake, Little McCraney L, Rain L Doug, Larry, Katelyn,
Heather, Nicole, Brianna
 trip 00B
May 19-23,00 <3> Magnetawan,  Butt L, Little Trout L,
Tim R, Big Trout L, Petawawa R, Daisy L
Doug, Larry, Scott, Kevin, Jim, Ian     trip 00A
July 22-26, 99 <26> North R, North R. Lake in Algonquin Doug, Larry, Lindsey, Katelyn,
Heather, Nicole, Brianna
  trip 99C
June 4-8, 99 <28> Brain L, Stretch L, West Corbeau,
Hurdman L, Laurel L.
Doug, Larry, Scott, Kevin   trip 99B
May 21-25,99 Temagami: Rabbit L, Reuben L Doug, Larry, Jim, (Tom, Ken)   trip 99A
Sep 24-28/98 <29> Kiosk, Mink L. in Algonquin Doug, Larry, Scott   trip 98C
July 17-20/98 <25> Wendigo L, North Depot L,
Allen L. in Algonquin
Doug, Larry, Katelyn, Heather
Nicole, Brianna
  trip 98B
Spring 98 French River NE,
18 Mile Island Loop
Doug, Larry, Kevin, Scott   trip 98A
Fall 97 French River SW, Hartley bay,
Georgian Bay
Doug, Larry, Jim, Scott   trip 97C
July 19-23/97 <2> Tim L, Shawshaw L, Mama L
Papukiwis L, Tim L
Doug, Larry, Lindsey, Katelyn,
Heather, Nicole, Brianna, Otis
  trip 97B
May 15-20/97 <3> Butt L, Little Trout L, Tim R, Shah L,
Misty L, Petawawa R, Daisy L.
Doug, Larry, Kevin   trip 97A
Sep 12-15/96 <2> Tim L, Bog Bob L, Nipissing R, Loontail,
Latour, Rosebary L, Tim R
Doug, Larry   trip 96C
Jul 19-22/96 <4> Rain L, Sawyer L. Doug, Larry, Lindsey, Katelyn
Heather, Nicole, Brianna
  trip 96B
Spring 96 <2> Tim L, Bog Bob L, Nipissing R, Loontail,
Latour, Rosebary L, Tim R
Doug, Larry   trip 96A
Fall 95 <2> Tim R, Tim L, Tim R, Rosebary L. Doug, Larry   trip 95C
Aug 18-21/95 <1> Kawawaymog L, Amable du Fond R,
North Tea L
Doug, Larry, Lindsey, Katelyn
Heather, Nicole, Brianna
  trip 95B
June 8+, 95 Temagami loop Doug, Larry   trip 95A
Fall 94 <4> Rain Lake Doug, Larry   trip 94C
Jul 25-28/94 <3> Magnetawan L, Hambone L, Butt L,
Magnetawan L
Doug, Larry, Lindsey, Katelyn
Heather, Nicole, Brianna
  trip 94B
June, 1994 Callahan Cottage Country Larry, Kevin   trip 94A
Fall, 93 <1> North Tea L. Larry, Jim Sanders, Rob, Kevin   trip 93B
late July 93 Johnny L., Killarney Park (first D&D trip) Doug, Larry, Lindsey, Katelyn
Heather, Nicole, Brianna
  trip 93A
Spring, 92 <5> Canoe L, Joe, Teepee, Tom Thompson,
MacIntosh, Big Trout, Otterslide, Burnt Island
-drove Turk Tercel
Doug, Larry, Kevin, Rob Cunha   trip 92A
Summer, 1991 Magnetawan River loop Doug, Larry, Brian Abraham
Jim Weaver, x, x's uncle from S.A.
  trip 91A

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Sept 19,'87 Killarney, Killarney Lake Doug, Ron, Kelly & Lindsey
(both 5 years old)
  trip 87A
Killarney - OSA Lake Martha, friend, Doug  
Aug 17-?/85 Quetico by plane. Have log Doug, Chris  Sullivan(pilot),
Dennis, Ron Graham
  trip 85A
summer /8? Killarney L. Doug, Gerry Pylyshyn  
August/72 Panache loop, Killarney -slides Doug, Ralph Thorn  
Summer, 197x Bell/Balsam/David Loop Doug, Ralph, ?  
Summer, 197x OSA East Island, Killarney Doug, Ralph, Ross ?  
Summer, 197x OSA West Island, Killarney Doug, Ralph, Ross ?  
Summer, 197x Kilarney/Norway/Johnny/Carlyle
Kakakise island burial?
Doug, Dave Woods?  
summer, 1970 Killarney  L. #19, in notebook,
have movies, dated?
Doug, Ralph, Ross  
Summer, 197x Killarney, NE shore Doug, Ralph, ?  
Summer, 197x Elliot Lake Doug, Ralph, Ross  
       

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Trip Details

2019-08-13

Start Date Tuesday 2019-08-13
Length 3
Paddlers Lindsey Sandbrook, Chris, Elliott (4), Robin (almost 6) Doug (old)
Weather Beautiful, sunny and no rain, but cool nights
Itinerary (campsite nights starred) Rain Lake, 310m portage, Sawyer** Lake (with many occupied campsites)
Activities Fishing from shore & boats, swimming at the beach, roasting marshmallows, using new gravity water filter, lighting fires, using walkie-talkies (over), siestas, loon calling, paddling expeditions, canoe naps, burning extra Kraft dinner, rebuilding the stove, visiting the fairy village. Perseids not visible.
Wildlife skunk (still in London), loons with teenagers, herons, squirrels, almost no biting insects, beetles, little fishies, dragonflies
Photos below
Other Stuff Robin and Elliott's first canoe trip - they did great, and are game for an encore.
Met other families with small kids, as young as 2 years old
Kids wearing safety whistles, and obeying the safety rules
Noticed that nature is pretty quiet
   

CLICKABLE Thumbnail Description
pretend-thumbnail Arrival at Rain Lake, van with antlers awaiting unpacking. Photo taken at 1:11 PM. We were under way at 1:45.
pretend-thumbnail The Sandbrooks head out on a sea faring exploration
pretend-thumbnail video of the sailing Sandbrooks
pretend-thumbnail Elliott fishing from the boat
pretend-thumbnail Robin fishing from the other boat, with parental assistance
pretend-thumbnail The paddle-in sandy beach across the lake
pretend-thumbnail Exploring the beach near the portage to Jubilee Lake
pretend-thumbnail Elliott investigating marine life
pretend-thumbnail more fishing practice at the beach
pretend-thumbnail Big beetle in Elliott's hand
pretend-thumbnail video of Elliott's casting technique
pretend-thumbnail Chris and Robin have a siesta in Larry's 5 person wide tent that Chris can stand up in
   
   
   
   
   

 

Musings on Canoeing and Canoe Country

Hap & Andrea Wilson & Temagami

 

 

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