Mazinaw Lake Dam Plaque

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The Mazinaw Lake Dam is located immediately north of the Head Road in the Township of North Frontenac.

The first dam was located below the bridge on Head Road in the proximity of Snider’s Depot (now Bon Echo Family Campground).
Barbara Lester states in ‘The Oxen and The Axe’: ‘The old dam went out at the foot of the Lake on or about 1906.” The Mazinaw Dam and waterway were instrumental in the success of logging operations in the region.

It is not known when the new dam was first constructed (pictured here) although this plaque likely signified renovations. The dam is managed by the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority.

Part of the Ken and Cathy Hook Album
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