“McGregor Bay is a secret that only a favoured few know. lt is the password to the hearts of those who love it - and all who know it, love it - and a symbol for many memorable emotions. To the stranger, the name is an empty sound, meaning nothing, But to those who have heard its mournful loons on a moonlight night, to those who have smelled the freshness of its misty daybreaks, and to those who have known the glory of its evening stars, the name is a dear one to be remembered forever. Its’ charm never leaves the heart and a desire to return again and again haunts one. McGregor Bay is a forgotten magical spot on the Ontario map.”

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FDR in McGregor Bay, 1943

Posted by McKay, Emily & Jack on November 19, 2017 at 10:20am 0 Comments

In 1943, Franklin Delano Roosevelt came to McGregor Bay, by train to Birch Island, for a fishing vacation. Here's a report on his visit:


Docks for the Bay

Posted by Lockrem, Dick & Alice on October 26, 2017 at 8:54am 0 Comments

Docks for the Bay


The docks at the church have been there for more years than I remember and that’s been a long time.  The church has put out a request for replacing a minimum of 8 docks (we have 16) with a response due by December 1st for delivery in the spring.  The challenge is to pay for them.  We don’t have the exact cost but estimate it to be about $5,000 each. Included in the proposal is repair and upgrade the cribs and attachment systems as needed.

The most important thing is to pay for them.  We have enough donations, including one from the MBA, to pay for most of them but would like finance as many as we can.  If you would like to make a donation, please send it to my Dayton address.  A donation of $5,000 will get a plaque on a dock but any donation will be gratefully accepted.

The old docks will be sold next spring at a price to be determined.  Those who donated a dock will get first pick.  Others who want one will have their names drawn from a hat to determine their sequence.

If there are questions, contact either me or Tom Kahl.


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