Eons of glacial scouring wore away soft volcanic gabbros and levelled harder underlying bedrock creating the smooth topography of Lake Superior’s North Shore.
These sensuous curves of the coastline from Pukaskwa National Park to Rossport were alluring subjects for Canada’s celebrated Group of Seven.
From 1921 to 1928, Lawren Harris, in the company of one or more fellow landscape painters A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Franklin Carmichael and A.J. Casson, made sketching trips to this area. They camped, hiked and boated around Neys Peninsula, Port Coldwell, Sturdee Cove and the Slate Islands enduring the rugged autumn weather.
The paradise of secluded beaches and polished granite points are marked with evidence of Peninsula Harbour’s more recent industrial past. For decades, rafts of pulpwood dominated the view, the booms held fast by rings drilled into bedrock on either side of Carden Cove.
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Carden Cove, Marathon, Ontario