Speedboat / Lake Cordova
Image by bill barber
From my set entitled “Boats and Ships”
In my collection entitled “Transportation”
In my photostream
Cordova Lake in the City of Kawartha Lakes is about two hours northeast of Toronto. Karen the kids, the grandkids and I rented a cottage at Cordova Lake for the first week of August. This is the second year we’ve been there.
Condensed from "History of Cordova Village and Cordova Mines"
It’s unsure just who discovered gold at Cordova Mine, but the property eventually came into the hands of H. Strickland. In 1897 it was acquired by The Cordova Exploration Company, in 1897, and was worked between 1898 and 1903. In 1911, it was purchased by Cordova Gold Mines Ltd. The mine site included housing as well. Its head office was in Toronto. The mine shut again in 1917 when it was again reopened under the ownership of Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (COMINCO). It remained open only until 1940, and has been closed since
Cordova Lake is just 15 minutes north of Highway 7 so is very easily accessible. Explore the surrounding area and visit the delightful riverside town of Campbellford to the south, take a drive to Bon Echo Provincial Park or visit the ‘rocks that speak’ in Petroglyphs Provincial Park. And if you haven’t visited Kingston or Ottawa, it’s an easy day trip to both.
The City of Kawartha Lakes (2006 population 74,561) is a city in east-central Ontario, Canada. Although designated as a "city", it is a largely rural area. The municipality is named for the Kawartha lakes ("Kawartha," shortened from Gaa-waategamaag, means "shining waters" in the Ojibwe language).
The main population centres are:
* Fenelon Falls
The municipality was created in 2000 by the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario through the amalgamation of the constituent municipalities of the former County of Victoria, and officially came into effect on January 1, 2001.
In a close vote (51% for, 49% against), the citizens of Kawartha Lakes voted to de-amalgamate in a November 2003 local plebiscite, but the provincial and municipal governments have not taken any steps since the vote to initiate de-amalgamation.
I’ve included links to Cordova Lake cottage rentals, not because I want to rent you cottages, but because the ads feature great pictures of the lake and of cottage exteriors and interiors.