On my recent trip north for the wedding of my niece I did a little exploring with my sister and brother in law. We discovered the most beautiful abandoned cottage that I have ever come across and also a really wonderful weathered old row boat. In the old days, when my father was still alive we wouldn't of thought twice about exploring the inside of the cottage as it seemed to be just begging us to visit. We just couldn't risk an arrest for B & E for us three physicians so we decided to explore it only from the outside. I did manage to explore it a little through the internet and discovered it was once owned my a Doctor in the early 1900's and his plan was to turn it into a tuberculosis sanatorium. The idea was to screen in the second floor balcony and put cots out there so the patients could breath in the wonderful fresh pine scented cool air off the lake. During the TB epidemic in Canada there were a number of such sanatoriums built in Muskoka and in fact the first free TB sanatorium in the entire world was in built here.