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Searching for Shipwrecks Part One THE PORT HOLE R. John Garside, AP, Editor-in-Chief Prince Edward Power and Sail Squadron Not all shipwrecks are found at sea, and to find one is not always easy. So it was to be in the second year of my stay at a remote fishing camp on Lake Nipissing in Ontario. The previous year my wife Ann and I had travelled to the camp by boat to be with her sister's family and to have an interesting one week vacation. For most of the camp's attendees this was all about the fishing and having some good family time, as the camp had a wonderful secluded sand beach and was in the midst of some of the very best fishing grounds in Ontario. Though I have fished, my interest was more in the boats that came with the camp. They were all locally made at the Giesler Boatworks and were just over eighteen feet long and made of local wood. These cedar strip units made excellent fishing boats as they were tough, stable and powered with a thrifty ten or fifteen horse outboard motor. The camp's owner Cliff spoke very highly of the boats and had over a dozen of them. One day while chatting about the lake Cliff mentioned that though the lake was not huge there were some very interesting parts to it, along with a few shipwrecks! 58 Canadian Yachting One in particular he mentioned was very well known and not that far away. He mentioned that he had seen it several years ago and it was still above the water. I was more than just curious. So over the next hour or so Cliff filled me in on the storied history of the lake and the wreck. Cliff mentioned that in the late 1940s the Labatt family had a summer camp on the south shore of the lake and being so remote it was only accessible by boat. To ensure that they and their guests could always come and go at will the family had a rather unique vessel built in the Caribbean which was then shipped to Canada. This vessel was unique in many ways, one of which was being made of tropical wood! The vessel became well known and served the family for many years. However, the family eventually gave up the camp and the boat was sold. Cliff then went on to explain that Nipissing has always been a great destination for vacationers and the very best locations are accessible only by water. This situation made for some interesting local business types to either build or buy boats to service this seasonal need. One such local person was Cliff Shwackhammer. He ended up as the owner of the Labatt boat and used it very successfully in servicing the Lake Nipissing vacation trade. The 47 foot vessel was October 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2016

Vantage Point: What is your boat worth? What is your summer worth?
Waterfront: The Pope Pays a Visit to Parry Sound
Club Profile: Nanaimo Yacht Club
Destination: Gulf Islands Cruise - Of the vast array of islands and cruising grounds found on the West Coast, the authors focus on a tapas exploration of the magical Gulf Islands and the southern Vancouver Island region. By John Lund & Marianne van Toor
Charter Destination: Millennial’s in the BVI’s - Join this energetic group of millennials as they discover the BVI’s on this Footloose charter catamaran sailboat. By Clarity Nicoll
Destination: St. Martin/St. Maarten - In Part 3 of their Cruising Basics series, the Shards take us on a richly descriptive journey from St. Martin to Anguilla to Saba and St. Barths aboard the Distant Shores II. This read will awaken your travel bug as you experience these playful ports through their words. By Sheryl Shard | Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard
Galley Guys: Rawley Resort, Port Severn ON
Confident Sailor, Reluctant Sailor - Part 2 of the readying for cruising series focusses on preparing for a longer cruise from the people perspective. By Rob MacLeod
Accessibility: Coastal Craft 65 - Rick Hansen tours the accessibility features of this 65 foot yacht that was custom designed to lengthen the boating life of an American couple. By Coastal Craft Staff
CPS Port Hole
Power Review: Swift 30
Sail Review: Beneteau 35
Crossing the Line: 20 Reasons Not to Charter this Winter
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Vantage Point: What is your boat worth? What is your summer worth?
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Waterfront: The Pope Pays a Visit to Parry Sound
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Club Profile: Nanaimo Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Destination: Gulf Islands Cruise - Of the vast array of islands and cruising grounds found on the West Coast, the authors focus on a tapas exploration of the magical Gulf Islands and the southern Vancouver Island region. By John Lund & Marianne van Toor
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Charter Destination: Millennial’s in the BVI’s - Join this energetic group of millennials as they discover the BVI’s on this Footloose charter catamaran sailboat. By Clarity Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Destination: St. Martin/St. Maarten - In Part 3 of their Cruising Basics series, the Shards take us on a richly descriptive journey from St. Martin to Anguilla to Saba and St. Barths aboard the Distant Shores II. This read will awaken your travel bug as you experience these playful ports through their words. By Sheryl Shard | Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Galley Guys: Rawley Resort, Port Severn ON
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Confident Sailor, Reluctant Sailor - Part 2 of the readying for cruising series focusses on preparing for a longer cruise from the people perspective. By Rob MacLeod
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Accessibility: Coastal Craft 65 - Rick Hansen tours the accessibility features of this 65 foot yacht that was custom designed to lengthen the boating life of an American couple. By Coastal Craft Staff
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Power Review: Swift 30
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Sail Review: Beneteau 35
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Crossing the Line: 20 Reasons Not to Charter this Winter
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