Centerline 8: Mining Location J.O. 180: Experimental Buildings at Shoal Lake
A lake house holds a special place in the psyche of Canadian culture that often times grounds itself in its wealth of extant wilderness and pioneering roots. Such campsites are part of a tradition and serve as stepping-stones to a natural world. Indeed, despite their occasional inhabitation, the experiences of a lake house are frequently given a primary place in our memory--standing in contrast to our increasingly urban lives. A two-hour drive from Winnipeg to the shore of Shoal Lake, followed by a three-mile boat ride, brings the visitor to Mining Location J.O. 180: a remote, twenty-four acre island on the border of Manitoba and Ontario..