Canadian Yachting December 2015 - (Page 14)

CLUB PROFILE Stony Lake Yacht Club By Katherine Stone The pagoda from the water. Photo: Karen Tognarelli A s summer becomes a distant memory, see if you can close your eyes and recall those glorious days when you spent more than one lazy day hanging around the general store at the cottage. Not only was it a great place to purchase some penny candy, but also the place where you could eavesdrop on conversations that your parents said you should know nothing about. It's where countless members of small communities seemed to blend seamlessly when they sailed, laughed, danced, swam, had ice creams, paddled, and shared cherished memories in a casual, summer atmosphere. Juniper Island Store and Stony Lake Yacht Club comprise this community which has existed for some eight generations on Juniper Island in the 'Jewel of the Kawarthas'. Many say that if Stony Lake is a community then Juniper is its hub. In the late 40s, Swatty Wotherspoon came to the lake and has been returning ever since. For him, life-lasting friendships were made where he vividly remembers square dances at the Pavillion, which became 14 C a n a d i a n Ya c h t i n g a very important place for his family growing up. He still treasures the spoons he won in the races sailing with everyone out of the yacht club. Located in Peterborough County, Ontario, about two hours northeast of Toronto, Stony Lake is actually three interconnected lakes (Upper Stoney Lake to the northeast, Stony Lake in the centre, and Clear Lake to the southwest). These lakes form part of a lengthy inland waterway connecting Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario, known as the Trent-Severn Waterway. The area has been inhabited for thousands of years by First Nations peoples, evidenced by remarkable prehistoric collections of rock carvings found at the Petroglyphs Provincial Park. Later in the 17th century, Samuel De Champlain travelled the area lakes. When the European setters arrived in the 19th century they found land for farming and logging. Stony Lake then soon became part of the DECEMBER 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting December 2015

Vantage Point: The Wave of New Boaters is Starting!
Waterfront: What’s your Watermark? Seafaring Santa holiday gift ideas.
Club Profile: Stony Lake Yacht Club
CPS: Seamanship Courses
Feature: Binoculars - Everything you could possibly want to know about understanding, using and buying binoculars for marine use. By Rob Macleod
Electronics Feature: Pinging the Unknown - A look at technologies that support modern marine radar. By David Schmidt
Destination: La Marina, Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic - Luxuriate in this profile of the Casa de Campo, a 7,000-acre resort located in La Romana on the southeast coast of the island and boasting a port, a heliport and an airstrip and home of one of the best billfishing spots in the world. By Elizabeth Kerr
Destination: St John River - Offering cruising areas that are as inviting as any protected inland lake or river, the 75 miles between Saint John and Fredericton make for any easy weekend cruise but there are also many side trips which can occupy you for as much time as you have available. By Glen Cairns
Galley Guys: Krates
Power Review: Neptunus 62
Crossing the Line: The 6th Great Lake

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