Lieutenant Christopher James Bell, R.N. 1795-1836

One of the first lumbermen in the Ottawa valley, Bell came to Upper Canada about 1817 after receiving a grant of some 800 acres of land. The sawmill and timber slide he built at the first chute on the Bonnechère River became the centre of a small milling community.


On County Road 1 at the Bonnechère River in the vicinity of his former sawmill and timber slide, about 2 km southeast of Castleford

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Renfrew

Municipality: Township of Horton