Drystone wall in Bobcaygeon needs business and community support – Lindsay Advocate


By Lindsay Advocate

The 122-meter (400-foot) dry stone wall section near Case Manor on Canal Street in Bobcaygeon is one of only two in Kawartha Lakes.

Known as the Edgewood Drywall, it is now in serious need of repair. Environmental Action Bobcaygeon volunteers are determined to save him, according to a press release. The wall was built from 1890 to 1891 and will undergo a full restoration for its 130th anniversary this year.

The “rare and excellent example,” as the volunteers describe it, of the construction of dry stone walls in the 19th century was something that the early settlers of Ontario built. The Boyd family paid the farmers $ 1 for each wagon of stones brought to the site.

Building a dry stone wall requires a high degree of technical achievement; the technique has been recognized by UNESCO for its scenic appeal and cultural significance.

With repair costs estimated at $ 70,000, the Bobcaygeon Group has partnered with the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes to create the Edgewood Stone Wall Fund to facilitate community donations.

For more information on the campaign and how to help, visit www.EdgewoodStoneWall.com

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