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Dawson History

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.

LSL-logo-croppedLake Simcoe Living Magazine published one of Doug's articles "Be An Engine of Change" in the July\August 2008 issue.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Publisher has given us permission to share his story with you on our website. Enjoy Doug Dawson's article about what has happened to Lake Simcoe and what we can do to help save and restore the lake.

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boy-running"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, Wahwahtaysee 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.

As kids,

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