When my father, Frank McCrank, pulls the rope on Sundays and special days or weddings or funerals, you can hear the pretty sound of the bell all up and down the Gatineau River, down to Low and up to Venosta and all along the tumbling farms.
Thirty miles away, where the Gatineau River meets the Ottawa, stands the nation's capital, where Doyle lived and taught high-school English for thirty-three years.
First of all, the site would be easily defensible in case of aggression from the United States: it was endowed with a good transportation and communication network, as it was located at the double confluence of the Ottawa River with the Gatineau River
on the north and the Rideau Canal on the south.
When a swim in the Gatineau River
just north of Ottawa is proposed, Cole counters with a suggestion that the swim should be across the river.
For example, the woodyard is holding its final inventory of roundwood logs, floated down the Gatineau River
In 1793, seven years before Philomen Wright arrived from Massachusetts and established Hull (Gatineau, Quebec), Stevens and Merrick paddled north along the Rideau in search of possible mill sites at the juncture of the Rideau, Ottawa and Gatineau rivers
. It was on the return trip, while canoeing into a creek off the Rideau near present day Kars, where the intrepid Stevens died under mysterious circumstances.
Just north of where the Ottawa and Gatineau rivers
meet is Leamy Lake.