Cottager Resources

The Greater Bobs and Crow Lakes Association is pleased to offer its members access to some really useful and practical "products" to make life at the lake a little more enjoyable.   Have a look below and let us know if you are interested in anything. 

Novels by Lloyd B. Jones

No coffee table at the cottage is complete without these 2 books.

The Damned Lakes is a fascinating environmental history of Bobs and Crow Lakes.   Living by the Chase is a history of  the Indigenous peoples on Bobs and Crow Lakes.   Both of these reference books for residents of the lakes were written by the late Lloyd Jones.

The Damned Lakes gives a folksy accounting of the geological changes over time of wildlife and plant life, a history of the early cottagers to the lakes and human activity such as trapping, farming, logging and the mica mines in the early 1900’s.   Remnants of these mines can still be seen today.

Lloyd’s book also captures the deep history of many of the families who have settled the lakes and still remain there today.


Living by the Chase delves into the history of 9 known groups of Indigenous peoples who settled around Bobs and Crow lakes.   The most recent being the Algonquins and Nipissing who settled around 1842.

Both of these books are now in stock and a must read for anyone who truly wishes to understand the complete environmental and cultural history of Bobs and Crow lakes.

Until recently, Lloyd was also a Director of the Greater Bobs and Crow Lakes Association, and has been an avid supporter of the goals of the GBCLA.


The Damned Lakes is $25 and Living By The Chase is $12.50.

Contact us to request a copy of either book!

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