A Whispered History:

The Outsiders of Buchanan Township

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Buchanan always knew a steady stream of wealthy outsiders passing through their township for leisure purposes. These ‘Sports,’ as they were called, introduced the residents of Buchanan to a way of life they could only dream about.


Beginning in the 1850’s, wealthy lumber merchant families from Pembroke would pass by Buchanan Township while enjoying pleasure cruises along the Ottawa River.  


The Pleasure Cruisers Who Sailed Past Buchanan

In the early 1900’s, several wealthy leisure seekers set up impressive summer homes along the Ottawa River in Buchanan.

Cottagers Brought Work For the Settlers, and a Perspective on What They Could Never Have


Follow the whisper below to hear more stories about life in Buchanan Township....

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The Early Settlers

The Women

The Vagabonds

The Outsiders

The Lost Community

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