Homestead Cottages

Geographic location: Lot 12, Conc. 5, Stanhope

Current address: 16527 Hwy 35 on Boshkung Lake

Date range:

Interesting facts:

In his 1966 Collection of Sketches, "The Tourist Industry", Clayton Rogers tells the story of the start of the tourist industry in Stanhope Township: "At Halls Lake mention has been made of the Homestead, operated by E. Ackerman."

In Boshkung Lake Memoirs, The Boshkung Lake Millennium Book Committee, 2001 George McLaughlan mentions that Leigh Sisson kept cattle on his farm where the Homestead Cottages

are now. George's mother would pasteurize the farm milk.

Public access: Yes

Current use: Business

Ownership History:

  • 1877 Patent from The Crown Henry Fitzsimmonds 32 acres
  • 1881 Henry Sisson (b. 1823)
  • 1894 Thomas McLeod Sisson B&S
  • 1922 Leigh Laverne Sisson
  • 1937 Stanley Archer, part
  • 1944 Thomas Edgar Archer & Lillian Archer

Photos: The Homestead on Boshkung Lake. On scenic Highway 35, completely modern housekeeping cottages at the water's edge. Safe, sandy beach ideal for children. Owner-managers: Richard and Dorothy Thomson. Source: Carol Moffatt's Postcard Collection