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Accession Number: 83-014


Stoney Lake: American Canoe Associationfonds. -- Photocopied [ca. 1983]. -- 6.5 cm of textual recordsand other material.

Biography / History

The American Canoe Association was founded in 1880 in the United States and spread rapidly throughout NorthAmerica. During the third year of its organization the American Canoe Club held its annual meeting and regatta at Juniper Point on Stoney Lake north of Peterborough.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by Jean Cole and Hugh Mercer. Jean Cole compiled records relating to the 100th anniversary of the Regatta at Juniper Point, Stoney Lake. Hugh Mercer donated materials from the American Canoe Association that he had received when he was a member of the Association. The materials from Jean Cole and Hugh Mercer were in each person's custody until the material was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of materials on the American Canoe Association, compiled by Jean Cole for research on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Regatta at Juniper Point, Stoney Lake. The compilation consists of copies of papers from the American Canoe Association Book, 1883; copies of articles from the Peterborough Examiner concerning the Stoney Lake Meet in 1883 and a 1976 map produced by the Stoney Lake Cottagers Association with an accompanying booklet listing property owners on the lake and the lot locations. Also included in the collection are copies of American Canoe Association yearbooks (1938-1947), some badges, a belt buckle and membership cards.


Title based on content of fonds.

Includes 1 postcard, 1 map, 1 belt buckle and 6 ribbon badges.

This fonds was donated by Jean Cole and HughMercer.

Location of originals unknown.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Additions to the fonds from Hugh Mercer were added in February 1991.

For related records see: 83-1011.

Finding Aid


The fonds consists of two separate sections.The first section was complied during the course of research into history of the regatta at Juniper Point, Stony Lake. The second group was collected at the same period and pertains specifically to the American Canoe Association.

Box 1


1: copies of papers from the American Canoe Association Book, 1883 - copies of articles from the Peterborough Examiner concerning the Stony Lake Meet, 1883 - map of Stony Lake produced by the Stony Lake Cottagers Association, 1976 - also an accompanying booklet identifying owners of property on the lake and the location of their lots

2: items presented by Hugh Mercer of the American Canoe Association include a belt buckle prize won by Hugh Mercer and engraved 1936 - officials badge, A.C.A. 1941 - broadside of regatta program, Sugar Island, 1940, sponsored by the A.C.A. - American Canoe Association Year Books, 1935-40, 1947 - circular announcing camp and meet at Sugar Island 1935, 1938 - A.C.A. Property and Privileges with Rules and Regulations, 1939 - A.C.A. Constitution and By-laws, 1939 - copy of Tales of the American Canoe Association, 1948

3: additional pamphlets and materials added in 1991