Battery historians were unanimous about the recreational advantages of Camp Petawawa, especially during the heat of the summer. “The broad, sandy Ottawa offered excellent swimming” (1) — “as fine swimming as can be found between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans” (2).
(1) MacArthur, D.C. The History of the Fifty-Fifth Battery, CFA. Toronto: H.S. Longhurst, 1919. 2
(2) 60th C.F.A. Battery Book, 1916-1919.. 14
The photograph is from Percy’s large album.