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Lake Dalrymple hot-spot once popular trapping and fishing area

Avery Point is almost a mile in length and is home to more than 200 cottages and homes
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This is an image of Avery Point, Lake Dalrymple. It was once a popular trapping and fishing area.

Postcard Memories is a weekly series of historic postcard views and photos submitted by Marcel Rousseau.

Some were previously published by the Orillia Museum of Art and History and in the book Postcard Memories Orillia.

Travel east of Orillia 15 miles and Lake Dalrymple appears just a few miles south of Sebright.

Once a favourite Indian trapping and fishing area known as Lake Kechebedobegoog, and long called Mud Lake, it is divided into Upper and Lower Lakes by the “Narrows”.

Avery Point, in the north end of the Lower Lake, is almost a mile in length and more than 200 cottages and homes are located there.

The point was originally part of a farm owned by Mr. Soloman Thompson, one of Dalrymple’s earliest pioneers.

The point is named after Mr. William Avery of Cannington, who purchased the land from Mr. Thompson and built a “hunter's” cabin at the end of the point. The Avery family also ran a tourist house there for many years.