Back in 1914 there was a power station at the top end of Burke Lake. The water from Gowganda Lake was carried by a wooden pipe 20" in diameter made of wooden staves and held together by steel rings. This provided electric power to the Miller Lake-O'Brien mine. Some of the remains of the concrete platform is still at the top end of Burke. Here are some pics and an old pic of the station.
The old pic is from Temiskaming Treasure Trails by Peter Fancy Volume 8
First time in Gowganda was 1968 with the Dept. of Lands and Forests, doing a soil and vegetation study for the Wildlife Productivity Inventory. While here found the country amazing, the boreal forest the lakes at every turn and the air clean and fresh. It didn't take long back then to get the camera out and start recording some of the sights I'd seen. Since then with a few layoffs in photography its good to get right back at it. Putting your pictures on a blog like this forces you to go out and take more pics, which is the goal of this site.
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