The legend of the Lake Scugog sea-monster may have
been conceived from the consumption of too much
home-brewed whisky, but it was given prominent coverage
during the summer of 1881...
Despite the early interest shown in telephones it
was not until 1884 that telephone service began
in Port Perry. That year, long distance lines were
built from Port Perry to Toronto and from Port Perry
to Whitby through Uxbridge, Goodwood, Stouffville,
Markham and Brooklin. ... (read more)
Utica's community hall of today pales in comparison
to its counterpart, which was designed and built
by Thomas W. Horn, a former village resident. Mr.
Horn built the hall as a gift to the community ...
The earliest 'private'hospital is believed to be
a private hospital established by Dr. David and
Robert Archer to care for the patients. It was established
in the 'Colburn' house, a large brick house located
on Rosa St., close to where Port Perry High School
is located today...
OF LOVE & MURDER
For sometime there had been trouble between Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Sawyer. It culminated at noon on
Monday, when Mrs. Sawyer went to the stable of the
house to get a spinning wheel...
One of the saddest drowning deaths reported during
the early development of the area, was that of 30-year
old Ann Cornish and her three-year-old child who
disappeared under the water of Lake Scugog... (read
Probably one of the worst years for robberies in
the area around Lake Scugog and Port Perry was 1928.
The Seagrave store was robbed as was the Greenbank
store and a number of cars were stolen in the region...
BIG FISH KILL
It was a sight that veteran conservation officer
Ben Smith never forgot, when he looked across Lake
Scugog from his Prince Albert home, and saw thousands
of dead fish floating on the surface of the lake....
ALBERT MURDER MYSTERY
Detective Murray of Toronto went to Prince Albert
to search the houe of Mrs. Eddy, but found no trace
of the child. Detective Murray then arrested Mrs.
Eddy and her daughter on a charge of murder ...
The Typhoid epidemic of 1873 did not appear in Reach
and Cartwright until 1874, reaching its height in
1875. One of the most poignant tomb-stones in this
region lies in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Prince
Albert .... (read
One of the best known haunts of Ontario, Scugog
Island's Ghost Road, just outside the quaint village
of Port Perry. The legend goes that about 1968,
a young man was speeding a motorcycle along an old
concession road when he lost control, crashed into
a ditch where he hit a rock and was subsequently
decapitated by an old rusty fence .... (read