Daniel McLachlin 1810-1872 - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Daniel McLachlin 1810-1872

An astute lumberman, McLachlin recognized the timber potential of the Madawaska watershed and in 1851 purchased a large tract of land at the site of Arnprior. Shortly thereafter, he laid out a town plot and constructed large sawmills at the mouth of the river.

Location

In Robert Simpson Park, at the foot of John Street, Arnprior

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Renfrew

Municipality: Town of Arnprior

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