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Home Town of Mossom Boyd | Lumber King of the Trent

Mossom Boyd


Mossom Boyd was a member of the Anglo-Irish gentry, who, upon moving to Canada, quickly became the lumber king of the Trent.

In 1834, 19-year-old Mossom Boyd arrived in the backwoods of Upper Canada, Sturgeon Lk area. Within a decade he’d taken over a small sawmill at nearby Bobcaygeon, in the Kawartha Lakes district.

Don’t miss the Boyd Heritage Museum. Built in 1889, the building which now houses the museum was home to The Boyd Lumber Co.

Photos: Boyd family fonds, Trent University Archives, Peterborough, Ontario;


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