The story of the Canadian lumber barons, a foundational Canadian painter, and a hundred year old murder mystery:
The Gilmour sawmill at Trenton, abandoned at the turn of the century
The Dorset History Museum has a most remarkable, interactive online display of the Gilmour Tramway (click here):
The Gilmour & Company Mill at Trenton, Ontario
Family Tree courtesy of When Giants Fall
Power house and jackladder at Dorset, start of the Gilmour tramway on Lake of Bays. Man on far left in brimmed hat is believed to be David Gilmour.
The Gilmour Tramway
The Trenton Gilmour Band
Map of the Gilmour Tramway
The Gilmour camp at Tea lake
The Gilmour Mill at Mowat on Canoe Lake
Gilmour & Company train
David Gilmour with family (David Jr,, Carolina, Baby Helen and Marjory c 1899 at the Propect House on Dundas street, Trenton, Ontario
To distinguish logs, each company registered an identifier with the Canadian government and stamped the end of their logs with the brand. Gilmour used a G or Diamond G.
Me and my daughter on Canoe lake.
A Canoe lake Gilmour “cottage” as it stands today:
Maps provided by a friend:
Click here to listen to Who Killed Tom Thomson / Canadian Timber Trilogy Part II
Music from Canadian Timber Trilogy: How could it NOT be The Band? They clearly were the reincarnation of The Gilmour Fire Brigade Band:
The Trenton Gilmour Fire Brigade Band and The Band
Across The Great Divide: