Doug has many memories of growing up in the marine business. He was born and raised at the family marina on Lake Simcoe, ON Canada and introduced to the boating business. He has recorded many of his memories and we will add them here as we transcribe. Please feel free to leave comments.
Lake Simcoe Living Magazine published one of Doug's articles "Be An Engine of Change" in the July\August 2008 issue.
"Nope, no mail today" Matt announced as he ran back to the dinnette table after racing down the dock and back. Matt, my chum, often came on our family boating trips to Georgian Bay when I was a kid.
Back in the 50's, Wawataysee Island Dock was a mail stop for the cruise and cargo ship the "Penetang 88"* that delivered mail to several islands for nearby cottagers—none were accessible by car, so mail and supplies were delivered by boat. Wawataysee is just south of Twelve Mile Bay on Georgian Bay.