PA Club Photos - 1894
In July of 1894 a group of men traveled from New Castle to Sans Souci, via rail and steamer boat. They would form the genesis of what would eventually become the Pennsylvania Club. Tents were set up on Ellen's Isle, just across from present day Henry's Restaurant. We were lucky enough to obtain the pictures displayed below from Sandy Phillips, whose grandfather, Elmer I. Phillips, was on this inaugural trip to Georgian Bay. Elmer Phillips' brother, Charles, and cousin, John, were also on the trip. The Phillips family was among the most prominent in New Castle, responsible for donating land that became the first hospital, also its first golf course, Sylvan Heights, as well as the landmark church in downtown New Castle on the town square, the Church of the Disciples. Our utmost gratitude goes to Sandy for donating these pictures, as well as the ones shown on the 1895 Photos page. The Phillips family still owns cottages on nearby Totten Island.
Club railcar in Penetang.
The docks at Sans Souci.
Back of photo says this is lunch at Six Mile Lake.
Six Mile Lake.
Six Mile Lake outlet.
This is how they got around in those days.
Camp Pennsylvania on Ellen's Isle.
Dan Harlan standing on left.
Dan Harlan with Frying Pan Island in background.
Steam yacht "Lillian" with Frying Pan Island in background.
The dining tent.
Caption on picture says Pine Lake.
View from camp looking west.
From campsite on Ellen's Isle looking south at Sans Souci Island.
Clear Lake catch.
Clear Lake outlet.
On backside of Ellen's Isle.