What’s New


The heading now reflects my two books: Pogamasing: The Story of a Northern Lake and the second line – Write Soon and Often: The Life of a Bomber Pilot Through His Letters Home. I will continue to update changes for both books and additions to the website.

The NASA satellite link is for those who want to check on ice and water conditions on lakes, especially during freeze-up and break-up periods, when the cloud cover isn’t too obstructive.

January 9, 2024 – Pogamasing – A Lake of Many Authors

December 31, 2022 – I added photos sent by Lisa Curtis of her grandparents and father. Her grandfather worked in the bush while his family lived in Wye. See Wye/Sheahan Family Stories

November 18, 2022 – Gerry Thibault of Hamilton sent a letter about his family’s connection to Wye and Sheahan. He is hoping other members of the Constantineau family will respond to learn more about their family. See Wye/Sheahan Family Stories

December 24, 2021 – The Shepherd by Alan Maitland An annual reading on CBC’s “As It Happens” about a Mosquito pilot trying to get home on Christmas eve.

November 11, 2021 – Remembrance Day 2020

November 8, 2021 – National Aboriginal Veterans Day

June 15, 2021 – No Longer at Pog

May 1, 2021 – Were There One or Two Espagnols in Northern Ontario?

January 14, 2021 – Canoe Tripping in the 70s Slides of my canoe trips in the Pog Spanish River area

January 1, 2021 – Pog Adventures Descriptions of adventurous activities in the Pog area

November 2020 – A Week to Remember

November 20, 2019 – Tribute by Mark Howard for Ralph Frank, a member of Donald’s crew

November 11, 2019 – Remembering Two Uncles

May 17, 2019 – Two Uncles, Two Heroes

January 25, 2019 – I posted Bill Blight’s video on Logging on the Spanish River under the A Pulp Camp for POWs

October 25, 2018 – The History of Pogamasing in Ten Maps

October 15, 2018 –  Thank You VIA Rail

May 29, 2018 – Where Have All the Stations Gone?










{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve donald January 25, 2023 at 11:00 am

Just finished reading your book “write soon and often”. Very well done and a fitting tribute to your uncle.


Andy Thomson January 25, 2023 at 11:38 am

Thanks, Steve


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