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1878 Mystery surrounds the disappearance of Edward Lyons, a well-to-do farmer, while riding home to Souris River from Souris. His horse arrives without him, and his saddle is recovered from a nearby river. Lyons had been drinking and spending money freely. Foul play is widely suspected, but unprovable.
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Driving Directions to Orwell

Orwell Corner Historic Village is located just off the Trans Canada Highway, Route #1 midway between Charlottetown (28 kms-20 minutes) and the Northumberland Ferries Terminal at Wood Islands (32 kms - 25 minutes).

From Charlottetown

Take the Hillsborough Bridge and follow the Trans-Canada Hwy East.
Head southeast on the Trans-Canada Hwy toward Bunbury Rd and continue for 25 km.
Turn left onto MacPhail Park Rd and take the first right into the parking lot.

From Montague
- 18 kms or 20 minutes

Take Route 210 across to Kinross and down to the Trans Canada. Turn right and then take your first right and follow the signs.

From Cavendish National Park - Approximately 70 kms or 45 minutes

GPS coordinates are latitude 46.256626, longitude 62.834892