Professor Phillion’s Marvelous Mover

Professor Phillion’s Marvelous Mover

We continue with our latest obsession of trying to identify Ottawa’s earliest automobiles. Today we have a great candidate. It’s Professor Achille Phillion’s magnificent steam-powered “quadricycle.” According to the newspapers, Professor Phillion drove his quadricycle...
What Make was Ottawa’s First Car?

What Make was Ottawa’s First Car?

Last week we went looking for Ottawa’s first automobile and came up with a definite candidate. According to both the Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa Journal, the capital’s first documented automobile was an electric car driven on the streets of Ottawa by Thomas...
What’s the Big Idea for Lost Ottawa 3?

What’s the Big Idea for Lost Ottawa 3?

Lost Ottawa Book 3 is out, or maybe I should say “up” on Amazon. Done!  And when a book is finally done you have a moment to catch your breath and think about what it all means. In the case of Lost Ottawa 3, what it first means is that we’ve chosen sixty stories from...
Get More Lost Ottawa!

Get More Lost Ottawa!

At Lost Ottawa we post at least two and sometimes as many as six photos every day. We post every morning and every night, but you might not be seeing them in your Facebook feed. That’s because Facebook has deliberately turned down the distribution of pages like...