In each issue of Cottage Life you'll find answers to your cottage questions, delicious recipes, design ideas, and stories of other interesting cottagers and some wildlife too



The Cottagers' Catalogue
By Charles Long

For a brief spell during the '30s and '40s, the T. Eaton Co. offered seasonal residents their very own mail-order book. Whether you wanted a can of Klim or a cedarstrip canoe, Timothy's indefatigable store delivered.

Leave It to Beaver

A cottager created the boathouse of her dreams with a little help from Canada's best known bucktoothed builder.

Restoration Drama

How to help your shoreline recover from the never-ending forces of wind and water erosion.

Varnishing Acts
By Jo Currie

How to take the mystery and misery out of working with cottage country's favourite marine finish.

Word Play
By Deborah Davis

In the car or on a rainy afternoon at the cottage, a little imagination is all it takes to enjoy these simple, silly games.

A Towering Obsession
By Charles Long

When the time came to put down roots on the French River, this inventive couple took cottage construction to new heights.

Also in this issue

Floating cottages: the new houseboats?
Wall anchors
Fishing-kit maintenance
Put up a cottage clothesline
Real estate: Lake Temagami
Lake sturgeon
Simple summer salads

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