1000 Island Kayaking at 110 St, is #13 on the Town of Gananoque’s self guided tour. Its description there reads:
“This sandstone building was built in 1903 as part of an overhaul of the town’s public works infrastructure.It supplied the town’s first water system and now houses 1000 Island Kayaking. Note the nearby ‘Pirate’ Bill Johnston historical plaque.” (Copies of the tour are available at the Gananoque and 1000 Island Visitor Centre, 10 King East.)
Some additional interesting facts about the area around the Pump House:
– myFM radio is in a later addition to the building on the north side.
– Much of Joel Stone park on the south side of the building is a man made berm. (a flat strip of land, raised bank, or terrace bordering a river or canal
– It is a designated heritage building.
Useful to know if you are exploring the area on your own.
– ‘Pirate’ Bill Johnston historical plaque is on the northwest side of the Marina building. To find it go east on St Lawrence St, turn left at Market St (the first corner), turn left at Clarence St and you will soon see the Marina Building.