Lake Deschênes

During the late 1800s and early 1900's, T.W. Edwin Sowter, an avocational archaeologist from Aylmer was active throughout the length of Lake Deschênes, documenting ancient sites and more importantly, publishing the results of his discoveries.  His collections have long since disappeared, apparently sold to collectors, but his writings continue to stir the imaginations of those who share his respects for this region's past.

1895  Notes on the Antiquities of Lake Deschênes.  The Ottawa Naturalist IX:114-116.
1900 Archaeology of Lakes Deschenes.  The Ottawa Naturalist XIII(10):225-238.
1901 Prehistoric Camping Ground Along the Ottawa River.  The Ottawa Naturalist XV(6):141-151.
1909 Algonkian and Huron Occupations of the Ottawa Valley.  The Ottawa Naturalist XXIII(4):61-68, 92-104.
1915 The Highway of the Ottawa.  Papers and Records, The Ontario Historical Society XIII:42-52.
1917 Indian Villages. Lake Deschênes. Twenty-Ninth Annual Archaeological Report. Appendix to the Report of the Minister of Education, Ontario. Toronto: 78-85.