Founding of Bobcaygeon, The - Ontario Heritage Trust


Founding of Bobcaygeon, The

In 1833, the government began construction of a lock and canal at the narrows between Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes. Soon a community began to develop around the lock and the two mills that Thomas Need built there. In the 1850s, Mossom Boyd's lumbering business further stimulated Bobcaygeon's growth.


At the municipal building, 21 Canal Street East, Bobcaygeon

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: City of Kawartha Lakes (District)

Municipality: City of Kawartha Lakes