The History Project

The Bones of Skeleton Lake

Following the completion of the Stewardship and Lake Plan, the Skeleton Lake Cottagers Organization embarked upon an ambitious project to document and publish a history of our Lake. From its early origins to its first settlers and the generations that followed, the goal was to produce a complete compendium of all that is known about Skeleton Lake. Led by a group of dedicated volunteers, and after six years of background work, The Bones of Skeleton Lake was launched Canada Day weekend, 2021. 

The first two prints of 700 books quickly sold out! The feedback was amazing and the book's success exceeded all expectations. Thanks to a Township of Muskoka Lake's grant and the support of SLCO, the book is now in it's third print!

Order your copy (or second copy) here!

Learn more about the book and its authors.

History Forum ...

Share your stories:  If you missed your opportunity to participate in the Bones of Skeleton Lake, you can share your story here.  We welcome childhood anecdotes, stories of your ancestors, and anything else you would like to share!

Ask the Authors:  Do you have a history question you don't know the answer to?  Post it here and we'll try to find out for you.  Ken Reese and Cary Deloye have a wealth of information that didn't make it into the book.  And, if you've read the book, you will know there are plenty of families still on the lake whose cottage histories go back to the 1920s.  There are even descendants of the pioneer families who originally settled on the shores of the lake!

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The History Blog ...

There are plenty of stories that didn't make the book!  Authors Ken and Cary, as well as other long-time cottagers, share more interesting and fun stories and anecdotes.

Read the Blog!

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