Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | June 28, 2017

Massena Springs, New York.

Respectable Edwardian standing in front of the Spring House at Massena Springs, New York State.

Massena Springs proudly proclaimed  that it had “the worst smelling water in the world” a condition that put in on the map.

Word of the healing properties of the sulphur-infused water at Massena spread across New York State and invalids started visiting the Springs as early as 1813 looking for cures.

The “Springs” are just one of many hidden gems uncovered in THE LIVING RIVER – SECRETS OF THE ST. LAWRENCE from MONTREAL to CORNWALL to PRESCOTT published by Quarry Press and written by Ian Bowering and Lor Pelton.

The book is available at Coles/Indigo/Chapters throughout Eastern Ontario or at the Cornwall Community Museum, open Wed. to Sun., from 10 to 4.

With over 150 illistrations the book has 80 pages dedicated to the Lost Villages and St. Lawrence Seaway, plus riverboats and river stories.

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This 1959 souvenir of Seaway Inundation Days is just one of a number of books, pamphlets and postcards available for sale in the Museum’s Bookroom.

This is another publication available in the Museum’s bookroom.

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