The shanty was built in 1910 by Silas Crowe on commission by W.T.C. Boyd, son of “Lumber King of the Trent” Mossom Boyd. W.T.C. wanted a log shanty replica as a curiosity building for his guests from Europe. The Shanty was built on the Boyd Edgewood Estate, Canal Street, Bobcaygeon and relocated to Kawartha Settlers’ Village in 2005.