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S E A R C HI N G F O R S HI P W R E C K S: P A R T 4
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- b y R. J o h n G ar si d e A P

T h e m o nt h of A u g u st i s m y b o ati n g m o nt h a n d e a c h y e ar
I tr a v el si x h o ur s t o W a d e s L a n di n g o n L a k e Ni pi s si n g a n d
t a k e t h e " L a d y M a c" t o m y f a v o urit e r e m ot e fi s hi n g c a m p,
C a m p M a c M a c. O n c e t h er e I u n p a c k m y b a g s a n d c h art s a n d
t h e n b e gi n t o pl a n m y o uti n g s, n ot t o fi s h, b ut t o e x pl or e
t h e w at er s a n d i nl et s of t hi s f a s ci n ati n g l a k e. T hi s y e ar m y
q u e st w a s t o pr o b e t h e w at er s of H ar d y B a y a n d l o o k f or
a n ot h er s el d o m s e e n s hi p wr e c k.
T h e p erf e ct d a y f or t hi s arri v e d a s t h e s u n w a s s hi ni n g a n d
t h e br e e z e w a s li g ht, s o wit h m y l o c al c h art s i n h a n d I s et off
i n t h e m or ni n g a n d h e a d e d f or H ar d y B a y. T h e l o c al f ol kl or e
s u g g e st e d t h at b a c k i n t h e 1 9 4 0 s l u m b eri n g w a s still q uit e
a cti v e i n t h e ar e a a n d d uri n g t h e l a st y e ar of W orl d W ar II,
t w o b ar g e s of c ut l u m b er w er e r e a di e d f or e x p ort b ut g ot
st u c k i n t h e D e c e m b er i c e, s o t h e y w er e l eft t o w ait f or t h e
s pri n g t h a w. W ell, s pri n g c a m e, b ut n o o n e r et ur n e d f or t h e
b ar g e s a s t h e d e m a n d f or t hi s t y p e of c ut l u m b er h a d dri e d
u p n o w t h at t h e w ar i n E ur o p e w a s o v er. S o t h e b ar g e s s at
i n t h e w at er i g n or e d b y t h eir o w n er s a n d ti m e m ar c h e d o n.
S o s etti n g o ut t h at m or ni n g I w a s c uri o u s t o s e e w h at w o ul d

b e l eft of t h e b ar g e s a n d t h eir c ar g o s. T h e w at er w a s v er y
cl e ar a n d t h e w at er t e m p er at ur e w a s al m o st w ar m, s o I
pr o c e e d e d dir e ctl y t o t h e b a y a n d b e g a n m y s e ar c h. E nt eri n g
t h e b a y, I w a s s ur pri s e d t o s e e w h at I t h o u g ht w a s a d o g
s wi m mi n g a cr o s s t h e c h a n n el e ntr a n c e u ntil it r e a c h e d t h e
s h or eli n e. T h e d o g t ur n e d o ut t o b e a l o c al bl a c k b e ar o ut
f or a s wi m s o I d e ci d e d t h at a n y o n s h or e e x pl or ati o n w a s
c ert ai nl y n ot i n t h e c ar d s. S o I c o nti n u e d o n m y c o ur s e a n d
sl o wl y e nt er e d t h e b a y.

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C a n a di a n Y a c h ti n g

T h e b a y w a s v er y c al m a n d pr ot e ct e d s o I c o ul d s e e t h e
r e a s o n f or u si n g it a s a h ol di n g sit e f or t h e b ar g e s b ut a s
I t ur n e d t h e c or n er of H ar d y I sl a n d t w o h u g e c o n cr et e
str u ct ur e s w el c o m e d m e o ut of t h e tr e e s. T h e y w er e q uit e
i m pr e s si v e a n d h a d b e e n a b a n d o n e d l o n g, l o n g a g o. At o n e
ti m e t h e y h a d o b vi o u sl y b e e n a b u s y i n d u stri al c e ntr e b ut
n o l o n g er, a n d I g ot t o t hi n ki n g t h at it w a s j u st p o s si bl e t h at
t h e y mi g ht h a v e s o m et hi n g t o d o wit h t h e b ar g e s a n d t h e
c ar g o. C o ul d t h e s e b e t h e r ui n s of a s a w mill ? I c o nti n u e d t o
m o v e cl o s er t o t h e s h or eli n e a n d s o o n w a s dir e ctl y i n t h eir
s h a d o w.
T h e str u ct ur e s w er e v er y ol d f or s ur e a n d h a d b e e n w ell
m a d e a s t h eir t hi c k c o n cr et e w all s still st o o d a n d o nl y t h e
w o o d e n r o of a n d fi o or s w er e mi s si n g. H a d t h er e b e e n a
s a w mill h er e I w o n d er e d a n d w h at h a d h a p p e n e d ? Or w a s
it j u st l eft t o t h e el e m e nt s, or h a d a fir e t a k e n it s t oll ? I
c o nti n u e d t o m o v e cl o s er t o t h e s h or eli n e a n d sl o wl y t h e
b ott o m of t h e b a y c a m e i nt o vi e w. T h e w at er w a s v er y cl e ar
a n d i n t h e d e pt h s I c o ul d s e e l ot s of w e e d s a n d s m all fi s h b ut
n o tr a c e of a b ar g e. S o c o n s ulti n g m y c h art a g ai n a n d t h e

pr o mi n e nt l a n d f e at ur e s I b e g a n t o e x pl or e t h e s h or eli n e
f urt h er t o t h e e a st.
S u d d e nl y t h e w e e d s w er e di s pl a c e d a n d t h e b ott o m of t h e
b a y c a m e m u c h cl o s er, i n f a ct, l e s s t h a n a f o ot of w at er w a s
n o w b et w e e n t h e k e el of t h e b o at a n d t h e b ott o m. S o n ot
w a nti n g t o h a v e a n u n pl e a s a nt e v e nt I c ut t h e o ut b o ar d
m ot or off a n d tilt e d it u p w ar d s. Wit h t h e b o at n o w g h o sti n g
a cr o s s t h e w at er, I c ar ef ull y b e g a n l o o ki n g o v er t h e si d e
i nt o t h e w at er t o s e e w h at w a s t h er e. T h er e c ert ai nl y w a s

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Canadian Yachting October 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2019

At the Helm: A Fresh Approach to the Future
Yacht Club: Alexandra Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Kingston, Ontario. Heritage & Hip
Sail Review: J99
Power Review: Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS
The Port Hole: October 2019
Power Review: Pursuit DC 235
DIY/Tech: Your Compass Deserves Care
Crossing the Line: Disciples of the Multimeter
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Charter Handbook
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Intro
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - At the Helm: A Fresh Approach to the Future
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 4
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Yacht Club: Alexandra Yacht Club
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 6
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 7
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 8
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 9
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Travel Destination: Kingston, Ontario. Heritage & Hip
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 11
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 12
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 14
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 15
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Sail Review: J99
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 21
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Power Review: Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 23
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 24
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 25
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 26
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - The Port Hole: October 2019
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Power Review: Pursuit DC 235
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - DIY/Tech: Your Compass Deserves Care
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 61
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Crossing the Line: Disciples of the Multimeter
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 63
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 64
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Charter Handbook
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 66
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Cover3
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