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Boats that I have known:

The Mysterious Island
1 of 30 000

THE PORT HOLE

R. John Garside, AP
Prince Edward Power and Sail Squadron

It all began with the promise of a picnic. A picnic that
would be taking place far, far away, to a place that I had
never been before! This news was most welcomed and as
I went to bed that early summer evening I wondered just
where we might all be going.
The next day I was up at my usual early hour and went
outside to see what was happening in my newly constructed sandbox. The sun was up and the shadows were long,
but I noticed that the ants were already very busy with their
nest building. A few birds were chirping and much to my
surprise my father called from the side door.
"Time for breakfast!", and I said goodbye to the ants and
made my way to the house. Inside there was a lot of activity, my mother was busy making sandwiches and the kettle
was singing away on the stove. Looking around I located
my bowl and spoon and soon was eating my usual breakfast
of Kellogg's Rice Krispies.
It was Saturday and the clock on the kitchen wall suggested
that the hour was still very early and not yet seven so I was
curious why there seemed to be such an early start to the day.
"Your aunt and uncle will be here shortly", said my mother, "and we will be heading off for the picnic with them!" So
with my curiosity satisfied for the moment I took my bowl
and spoon to the sink, washed them and put them away.
Shortly after that a loud knock came at the door.
Looking out I saw my aunt, my father's oldest sister, who
was all smiles and very wide awake. My parents put the
last few things into their picnic basket, turned the stove off
and soon we were all standing outside on the veranda of
our Scarborough home. And there on the road in front of
the house was a very bright 1955 turquoise four door Ford
sedan with my uncle at the wheel.
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We all walked up to the car and my parents sat in the back
seat while I got to sit in the front seat, nestled between my
uncle and aunt. This was very exciting as my father did not
own a car or drive, so being in a car was something very
special. With everyone seated my uncle then placed the car
in gear and we were off!
Now where this picnic was to take place was a bit of a mystery to me. The conversation in the car as we drove north
out of Toronto was fascinating. It seemed that once we arrived at something called The Boat Works, we would then
be travelling in a boat to our destination! This sounded like
a real adventure and I was very pleased to be part of it.
The drive north took us through areas that I had never
seen. The vast expanse of Holland Marsh and all the vegetable fields was something I had never seen or even heard of
before. Beyond that we continued up Yonge Street and eventually arrived in a small town called Barrie. Here the land was
a bit more rugged and hilly but there were still lots of trees.
Then after turning onto Highway 93 the land began to
change. For the first time I saw large pieces of red rock,
which my uncle informed me was something called granite
and it was very old and very strong. These rocks were scattered everywhere and the road seemed to go up one side of
them and down the other making for a very active ride.
After passing through the village of Coldwater the road levelled out and gradually we came abreast of a small creek and
began travelling northeast. To this day I still remember the
view as we turned to the right and there to the left hand side
of the car was the vast open expanse of a great body of water!
This was my first view of Georgian Bay, a body of water that I
would become much more familiar with in the future.
"Look at that!", I said carefully pointing to the water.
My uncle smiled and said, "Yes, that is Georgian Bay and
it has 30 000 islands!"



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2017

Vantage Point: A “Flare” for Safety
Club Profile: Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
The Port Hole
Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
Power Review: Leader 33
Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
Crossing the Line: Boat or Reality – Take this simple test
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Power Review: Leader 33
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Crossing the Line: Boat or Reality – Take this simple test
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