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The Last Cottages on Hemlock and Canadice Lakes

Canadice Lake

1951 - The Lima Recorder

Rochester Will Auction Canadice Home

The City of Rochester will put up for auction on Monday, the last house on the Canadice Lake shore. Fred W. Ereth, Rochester Purchasing Agent, will sell the house known as the Moose property, to the highest bidder. The sale will be on the property, which is located on the east shore, one and a half miles from the head of the lake. The barn, icehouse, and the boathouses will be sold along with the house. The buyer of the property must remove all buildings within 60 days. This is the final step in the City of Rochester’s attempts to clear all habitations from the watershed.

Ereth will also sell at public auction on Monday, at 1 p.m., a quantity of farm material, including both modern gasoline-driven and out-moded horse-propelled machines. This sale will be held at Hemlock Park. All the articles to go under the auctioneer’s hammer were acquired by the City along with farm properties in the watershed. Included in the lot are light and heavy bobsleds, various lumber wagons and miscellaneous equipment.

Hemlock Lake

1930 - From Livonia History

Scott Family Finally Leaves Hemlock

This year marked the end of an era. For 75 years, the Scott family had been coming every summer to their cottage and property on the west side of Hemlock Lake. They were, at last, forced to sell their property to the City of Rochester, which consisted of 175 acres of side hill land. Some of the land had been converted to grape vineyards several years earlier. There were also 1 1/2 acres and 175 feet of lake frontage. According to the records they were paid $55,000 for the property they had enjoyed for so long. They were just about the last people to sell out. Note: Grapes from their vineyard were at one time picked, packed and sold from a small building by the side of the road near the foot of the lake.