Polly Cow Island

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You are now passing Polly Cow Island to the west. This rustic wooded island takes its name from the story about the death of one of Mississauga chief “Handsome” Jack Cow’s daughters in the mid-1800s. In the autumn of her 17th year, Polly Cow grew ill and succumbed to a fever, leaving her father devastated. Leading a procession of canoes, Handsome Jack paddled Polly’s body to this island from beyond the rapids at Young's Point. He buried her near the water’s edge to comfort her spirit, returning nightly until freeze-up to honour Polly’s grave.


GPS Coordinates: 44.482649000, -78.240546000