Articles

On Pen Lake and the area

"Deerhurst Resort... Celebrating 100 Years of Hospitality"

  • Special segment, as published in The Muskoka Sun on July 25th, 1996

"Summertime was cottage time"

  • By Orv Lyttle

"Tattle Tales of Muskoka” - chapter on Sailing Days on the Lakes

"Tattle Tales of Muskoka" - chapter on the rise and fall of the Flagship (The Algonquin)

  • By Joe Cookson

“Stories of the Past”

  • By Mary Campbell, as published in the Huntsville Forester in 1964

North Muskoka Lakes Association Brochure

  • Includes ad for the electric Moffat range

“The Algonquin was built at South Portage”

  • By Robert D. Moffat

"In the Land of the Dippies”

  • By Tim DuVernet, as published in The Muskoka Sun on June 29, 1989

"Reflections of Springsyde"

  • Letter written in 1972 to Tony Moffat by Janet Irwin

On the Pen Lake books

"A Lake's History" 

  • By Jennifer Brown, as published in the Huntsville Forester on July 6, 1994 

"Book about Penlake by Association took 8 years to complete"

  • By Gay Jefferson

"Penlake - Reflections on a Lake" 

  • Book review by Ev Van Duuren, Summer Passport, 1994

Penlake Book Launch 

On the Portage Flyer

"Jubilant homecoming for historic Portage Flyers"

  • Article from the Huntsville Forester, October 17, 1984

"Explaining North Muskoka's Unique Portage Railway"

  • Book review by Robert J Boyer of "By Steam Boat and Steam Train - The Story of the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway and Navigation Companies" by Niall MacKay, as published in the Muskoka Sun on May 19, 1983

"Remembering the Portage Flyer" 

  • Published in The Muskoka Sun on June 14, 1994

"Portage Flyer Comes Home to Muskoka"

  • By Frances Kelly, as published in The Toronto Star on October 11, 1984

"Portage pike only a memory"

"Navigation played an important role"

  • By H.E. Rice, Centennial History Book of Huntsville from April, 1964, as published in the Huntsville Forester

“Conquering the Portage”

  • By Gary Long, as published in The Muskoka Sun on June 29, 1989

On Penlake Farms Golf Club

Penlake Farms Golf Club score card, undated.

Personal tidbits

“The Hills of Hillside”

  • Published in The Muskoka Sun

“The Ballantines of Grassmere” 

  • Published in The Muskoka Sun on June 30, 1994

By Northern Lakes

  • Peninsula Lake is briefly discussed in this book by W. W. (William Wesley) Walker

  • Courtesy of Murat Vardar, Penlake resident at Hidden Valley