White Otter Castle
White Otter Castle is an elaborate 3-story log house built on the shore of White Otter Lake, about 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Ignace, Ontario, Canada, by eccentric hermit James Alexander "Jimmy" McOuat.
The "Castle" is a sturdy log house which stands 3 stories tall (29 feet), with a turret extending up an additional floor (41 feet). The main part of the building measures 24 by 28 feet, while an attached kitchen area adds a further 14 by 20 feet to the floorplan.
McOuat built his "castle" single-handedly, beginning in 1903, and finally completing it in 1915. He felled and cut all of the red pine logs himself, and hoisted the finished, dovetailed beams (some of them weighing as much as 1600 lbs) into place by means of simple block and tackle.
The Castle was built with the intention of a dowry for a lady McOuat, wanted to marry, of whom he met and corresponded with through a letters.
Jimmy McOuat drowned while netting fish in 1918. His grave is next to the Castle.

This is an excerpt from the article White Otter Castle from the Wikipedia free encyclopedia. A list of authors is available at Wikipedia.
The article White Otter Castle at en.wikipedia.org was accessed 386 times in the last 30 days. (as of: 06/07/2013)
Images on White Otter Castle
Preview image:
Search results from Google and Bing
White Otter Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
White Otter Castle is an elaborate 3-story log house built on the shore of White Otter Lake, about 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Ignace, Ontario, Canada, ...
Experience Atikokan :: Highlights :: White Otter Castle
Highlights // White Otter Castle The legend of Jimmy McOuat lives on through the magnificent three-storey castle he built on the shores of White Otter Lake.
Wilderness Castle
Wilderness Castle. by Chuck Rose. No Text The bright red roof was visible for miles against the green forest backdrop as we paddled north on White Otter Lake .
White Otter Castle | Facebook
White Otter Castle. 26 likes · 0 talking about this. Movie.
Why there are Pictures and a Castle - Steertonorthernontario.ca
Apr 1, 2011 ... The story of the White Otter Lake pictographs and the White Otter Castle are two very different stories. A memorable story with feelings and ...
A 9 Day Canoe Trip to White Otter Castle - Canoe Stories
Jun 28, 2005 ... The story of a canoe to White Otter Castle, near Atikokan, Ontario by Allan Bayne.
White Otter Castle Historical Plaque
White Otter Castle. Photo by contributor John Wulff - Posted August, 2005. White Otter Castle. Photo by contributor Jean Paul - Posted October, 2005. Plaque ...
White Otter Castle Trips - a set on Flickr
Just came back from my second trip to White Otter Castle north of Atikokan, Ontario, Canada. As usual it was a wonderful trip with endless photo opportunities!
Turtle River Provincial Park - White Otter Castle | Northern Ontario
White Otter Castle, Turtle River Provincial Park, South of Ignace, Kenora Ontario ghosts and hauntings research society.
Berglund Outposts - White Otter Castle
While staying at one of our cabins, you may want to visit White Otter Castle It's one of our areas man made wonders. It was built by one man. It took him 23 years ...
Search results for "White Otter Castle"
Google: approx. 4.520.000
White Otter Castle in science
River Rocks - Distribution
White Otter Castle represents an unusual, epic accomplishment that has become ... and culminated at the Lakehead University Faculty of Education where she, ...
Group raises concern over White Otter park plan - Thunder Bay ...
Oct 23, 2012 ... Parts of a new management plan for the 50,000 hectare Turtle River-White Otter Provincial Park worry the Friends of White Otter Castle, ...
Cornelia Lossett » Download Castle of the Otter ebook
The White Otter Castle is on White Otter Lake, which can be reached from Clearwater ..... (University of Mississippi Medical Center): An article from: Mississippi ...
White Otter Castle : the legacy of Jimmy McOuat (Book, 1984 ...
White Otter Castle : the legacy of Jimmy McOuat. ... Log buildings -- Ontario -- White Otter Lake Region (Kenora : District) .... Athabasca University Library ...
Read more - Lakehead Social History Institute - Lakehead University
May 3, 2008 ... Lakehead University. Right pointing arrow. Lakehead University Students ... the mystique of White Otter Castle, and the Swedes who founded ...
WORD ON THE WATER About_The_Authors
... the Swedish immigrant experience and White Otter Castle, to name only two. ... Currently, she is working on her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of ...
Trick or Treat by the Railway Tracks - Borealis Press
Armed with a degree from McGill University and a teaching diploma from the ... Her work includes children's novels such as "Escape to White Otter Castle" ...
Books on the term White Otter Castle
Mysteries of Ontario
Mysteries of Ontario
John Robert Colombo, 1999
IGNACE White Otter Castle One of the most curious sights in the province is the " castle" built of logs. White Otter Castle resembles more a three-storey, Dutch- style house with a four- storey tower than it does a medieval castle. Erected in the ...
Scouting - Oct 2004
Scouting - Oct 2004
"There's White Otter Castle," Rowsell said, pointing across the bay. "We'll wait it out there and paddle later when the wind dies." The group could see the red shingles of a building through the pines, but the "castle" itself was hidden by trees .
Dazed but Not Confused: Tales of a Wilderness Wanderer
Dazed but Not Confused: Tales of a Wilderness Wanderer
Kevin Callan, 2013
Bill Bryson, Walk in the Woods (New York: Broadway Books, 1998). 2. Ibid. Chapter 36: Hermits of the North 1. CL. Hodson, quoted in Souvenir Booklet of the White Otter Castle (Atikokan, ON: Friends of White Otter Castle, 1992).
Development of Google searches

Blog posts on the term
White Otter Castle
New plan for Turtle River-White Otter Provincial Park includes more restrictions--but still no plans for an operating park - Atikokan Progress and Printing
Jessica Smith Turtle River-White Otter Provincial Park’s updated preliminary management plan is undergoing public review and will be the subject of an open house here, Thursday, December 2, 4-8 pm at the Arts Centre. This is the second preliminary plan
Freaky Friday ... White Otter Castle and The Ghost Of Jimmy Mcouat
Great Canadian Fishing: White Otter Castle
Besides the proverbial fishing adventures with Ignace Outposts, we offer sight seeing with our float planes. One of the most unique sightseeing adventures in the Northwest is the White Otter Castle.
White Otter Castle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
White Otter Castle
A Place in Time: More Like White Otter LOG CABIN!
When you're twelve years old with delusions of grandeur, the word castle inspires a pretty opulent mental image for you. My quintessential castle at age 12 was a vast stone structure with a whole mess of towers, parapets, and great halls.
Dryden Trappers Council » Archive » The Castle of White Otter Lake
MeinKanada Reiseplaner - White Otter Castle – die versteckte Perle Nordamerikas
Die Spannung war groß, als wir uns an einem sonnigen Nachmittag aufmachten, das berühmte White Otter Castle zu besuchen. Jeder hier im Nordwesten Ontarios hat seine eigene Geschichte über das “Castle ” zu erzählen, und wir waren gespannt darauf, unsere eigene zu erleben.
White Otter Castle (Hrad, zámek, palác) - cestovní průvodce (Kanada) - TIXIK.cz
White Otter Castle, Hrady a zámky v Kanadě - plánovač výletů, satelitní mapa
Alas, Poor Jimmy « Whats Up North Blog
Journey to 2013
he built her a castle
i just got back from camping yesterday at the lake where the White Otter Castle(beautiful) is located. Took my daughter there,as she was to young to remember our last trip to see it. i would describe why the castle was built but this ballad sums it up just fine http://www.billhouston.ca/audio/King%20of%20White%20Otter%20Lake.mp3 this place is truly amazing-jimmy mquat built it all by himself when he was 60 and died when he got tangled in his fishing net when he was 63 here are