The Slash’s famous shoe tree no more

One of Manitoulin’s most unique sights, the Slash shoe tree, has gone the way of the Cup and Saucer gum tree—both are no longer in existence.

TEHKUMMAH - This past fall, municipal crews in the Township of Tehkummah had to destroy a Manitoulin landmark as the famous ‘shoe tree’ along Lakeshore Road had rotted and was threatening to fall onto utility lines in the area.

“We had to take it down in the early fall. It was going to fall over; she was pretty rotten,” said Tehkummah roads superintendent Kevin Dunlop.

The tree had begun to...

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