Old Walt - Mazinaw Lake - Bon Echo Provincial Park - Addington Highlands, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65
N 44° 54.044 W 077° 11.302
18T E 327225 N 4974252
Quick Description: Located at the base of Mazinaw Rock on Upper Mazinaw Lake.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/1/2016 5:25:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMT07M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 5

Long Description:
The inscription reads -

OLD WALT
1819 - 1919
DEDICATED TO THE DEMOCRATIC IDEALS OF
WALT WHITMAN
HORACE TRAUBEL AND FLORA MACDONALD
"MY FOOTHOLD IS TENON'D AND MORTISED IN GRANITE
I LAUGH AT WHAT YOU CALL DISSOLUTION
AND I KNOW THE AMPLITUDE OF TIME"

"Although Walt Whitman had never visited Bon Echo, Flora admired Whitman's work so much that she commissioned a piece of his poetry to be chiseled into the face of the rock in foot-tall lettering, where it can still be seen. The work was performed by two Aberdeen, Scotland stonemasons and took all of the summer of 1919 to complete." (visit link)
Address:
Bon Echo Provincial Park 16151 Ontario 41 Cloyne, ON K0H 1K0


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