Algonquin Park's Portage Store
The History of a Canoe Lake Institution
Every week from May's Victoria Day Weekend to Thanksgiving in early October, hundreds of visitors venture to Canoe Lake and visit the Portage Store. Very few are aware of the rich history of this venerable institution. This booklet tells that story and is the second in a series of Algonquin Park visitor guides designed to bring to life the 'human history' of the Park and share MORE ABOUT to all that are visiting - be it as day visitors out for an afternoon paddle, car campers, interior canoe trippers, or those just casually driving by along Highway 60.
A 25+-year veteran in the high-tech industry, Gaye I. Clemson has deep roots in sales, major account marketing, customer support and international business. She is a leading edge ‘Best Practices’ innovator in strategic planning, customer experience analytics, business process improvement, organizational performance measurement systems and portfolio management.
Clemson is also an oral historian with 8 books to her credit. Seven about a small community in northern Ontario, Canada and the most recent one an oral history of Tandem Computers based on social media sources. Four have been published by FAst Pencil.