LAKE TEMAGAMI ATLAS Sandy Inlet (Draft) UPDATED 8.10.05
This site was first settled by the colourful Father Charles Paradis in 1891
as a small retreat. Later, he started an orphanage. It was abandoned in 1924.
Camp Wanapitei, a youth camp, moved here in 1931
and the adult chateau was built in 1933.
Ferguson Trail This hiking trail was co-operatively constructed in the early 90's as part of an extensive trail system envisioned by Hap Wilson and Brian Back for the Temagami backcountry. The Ferguson Trail extends between the Red Squirrel Road to the Kokoko portage on Upper Kokoko Bay, but is not in good condition south of the lower cutoff to the Hush Hush Trail.
Peshabo's Point The Peshabo family are believed to have moved here about 1890 after they sold to Father Paradis the rights to their cabins and farm at the mouth of the Red Squirrel River (today Wanapitei). The site was in use until about the 1940s.
Red Squirrel Road Constructed from Net Lake to Red Squirrel Lake in 1965 by Johns-Manville. The company's primary objective for the road, then called the Johns-Manville Road, was to log the jack pine on the sand flats north of Ferguson Bay. The flats were clear-cut and jack pine was hauled by road to Highway 11. By 1970, the road was extended for pine across the Sharp Rock Portage. The road was closed to public access until about 1972. From then on Wanapitei and the public began using the road. When plans were announced in 1985 to extend the road it became a rallying point for environmental preservation.
Kokoko Sideroad The road was constructed along with the Johns-Manville Road. Any red and white pine on Johns-Manville limits was taken by the Kokoko sideroad to Roko Landing on Ferguson Bay. From here Milne Lumber boomed the logs to the Turtle Lake jack ladder and floated them to its sawmill near the town of Temagami.
A magnificent two-story log building constructed as a guest
lodge with 11 bedrooms, living room, second-floor balconies and
kitchen. The Finnish-style building was built of poplar logs in
1933 as an adult lodge for Camp Wanapitei and is now an Ontario
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