Post Cards Books
Post Cards from Lake of Bays is a book written and published in 2007 by Bruce MacLellan, a cottager and President of the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation. More than 1,100 copies have been purchased by people around the lake and beyond.
The post cards in this book tell the story of the lake and surrounding area in the period from 1900 to the late 1940s. The first half of the twentieth century represented a transition from logging and farming to tourism and settlement in the area. The five decades also represented the golden era of post cards.
At 160 pages, the hard cover book’s colour images depict all parts of the lake along with historical information and comments. Whether you are a summer visitor or a multi-generation resident, you will recognize scenes and buildings that we still enjoy today and must preserve for tomorrow. The book is priced at $24.95 + GST and proceeds are donated to the LBHF.
You can find the book at stores around the lake (Langford Canoe Gifts in Dwight; Robinsons in Dorset; Rafters, Miss Nelles and Baysville Marina in Baysville) or by calling the author at (416) 969-2727.
Now available at local stores, Back Again at Lake of Bays is a 2nd book by Bruce MacLellan that features our local history as told through antique postcards. Net sales proceeds are donated to the LBHF and Dorset Heritage Museum.