'WHITE OTTER CASTLE" - White Otter Lake, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member graylling
N 49° 10.257 W 091° 54.540
15U E 579524 N 5447032
Quick Description: The castle on White Otter Lake built by Jimmy McOuat and completed in 1915.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 1:27:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM51TV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JDandDD
Views: 14

Long Description:
This plaque is located on the northern shore of White Otter Lake. It commemorates the construction of White Otter Castle by Jimmy McOuat in 1915. The text on the plaque is as follows.

"Jimmy McOuat completed this house in 1915 when he was 60 years old. Ever since people have wondered why and how he built it. McOuat claimed that as a child in the Ottawa Valley, he was once scolded "Ye'll never do no good! Ye'll die in a shack!" and that he resolved late in life to avoid such a fate. Single handedly he felled trees, winched them from the woods and hewed them square. With block and tackle he raised massive logs onto platforms and into place. Roofing and windows were hauled in across 15 portages from Ignace. McOuat drowned nearby in 1918, leaving this wilderness mansion as his monument."

He avoided his proclaimed fate by dying in his castle instead of a shack.

The site today is kept in good condition by a local historical society.
Address or location of plaque: White Otter Lake

Physical location of plaque: Other location

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

A web-site for more details.: [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": The restored "castle" is still at the site.

This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Structure'

Condition of sign: great condition

Is this a bilingual sign?: No !

What is the second/third language?: Not listed

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