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The History of Petrie Island

Here we will tell you about the history of Petrie Island, from prehistoric times to the present.


The last 10,000 years
Archibald Petrie
Ownership since 1800
The 20th century
The Grandmaitre cottages
Movie of drag line extraction 1962
The Grandmaitre sand extraction
Bailey bridge installed 1962 (Le Droit)
  Sand Dredging (Ottawa Citizen, 9 July 1966)
  Regional Municipality purchases Petrie Island in 1983
  Castles in the Sand (Sara Brown, Ottawa City Magazine, 2001, PDF) Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
Page updated 2015-01-17    Friends of Petrie Island