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FDR in McGregor Bay, 1943

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:

Added by McKay, Emily & Jack on November 19, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

Docks for the Bay

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…


Added by Lockrem, Dick & Alice on October 26, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments

Fire Pumps

The fire pumps are scheduled to be picked up and winterized by October 15, 2017 and scheduled to be replaced by May 15, 2018. I also requested that any pump station threatened by high water be moved to higher ground. 

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on September 24, 2017 at 5:47am — No Comments

Burn no more Island

This is the island formerly known as “Burn Island”. The rock is deeply fractured and covered in nails, (in some places six inches deep) and ash from years of burning.

Dumping or burning of wood…


Added by Lyn Starke on September 23, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

McGregor Bay Association Annual General Meeting, August 6th, 2017

The motions that follow are being posted in the interest of better communications between the McGregor Bay Association Board and its membership.

Board Recommendations; Motions made and passed.

i. A water-based buoy(s) be…


Added by Lyn Starke on August 19, 2017 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

Whitefish River First Nation Powwow 2017

Date: August 19th & 20th

Location: Sunshine Alley, Birch Island, ON



Added by Lyn Starke on August 14, 2017 at 10:06am — No Comments


I must again say that if you want to have input in the actions taken by the MBA Board you should attend the OPEN Board meetings. On Saturday, the Board set three meetings for next year. As of now, they are: June 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM, July 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM and August 11, 2018 - 9:30 AM. The AGM is set for August 5, 2018 - 3:00 PM, registration will begin at 2:00 PM. Please understand that the dates and times could change, so check the calendar supplied with the newsletter next spring. Please…


Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 14, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

New President and Vice-President

CONGRATS to Linda LaPointe being elected MBA President and Dan Stevens being elected MBA Vice-President. Also, we welcomed John Woodfooffe and Connie Campbell as new Board members. John will be Chair of the Boating Committee and Connie will be Chair of the Membership Committee.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 13, 2017 at 12:08pm — No Comments


As the new Chairman of the MBA Fishing Committee, I can report that people have indicated that, overall, fishing is good. Have fun out there.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 13, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Dinner & Plays

Really enjoyed dinner and the two plays at Parish Hall last evening. THANKS to Connie Campbell, Howard Bridges, and all of the actors, servers and those who worked in the kitchen. Also, THANK YOU Daryl Campbell for driving to Sudbury yesterday to pick up the main course.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 13, 2017 at 5:39am — No Comments

Trivia Champions 2017

Thanks to Howie Bridges for yet another successful Trivia Night!

(if only we could've stopped the rain!)…


Added by Lyn Starke on August 12, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments


Prior to 2001, Terry and I knew only a few people in McGregor Bay. When we came to THE BAY, we would only be here for a one or two week vacation. So, like many others, we would work around the cabins, fish and relax. Once we retired and started spending our summer months in THE BAY, we joined the McGregor Bay Association (MBA) and started meeting many great people from all parts of Canada, the U.S. and other countries. We have enjoyed many functions at Parish Hall, had great times at other…


Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 6, 2017 at 5:39am — No Comments

Forest Fire Rating Update

As of this AM, MNR&F has changed the forest fire rating for our area to "LOW". While this is great news, please be VERY, VERY careful. Remember, if you see an unattended forest fire, first call 310-FIRE (3473) then call for help.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 6, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

kayak found

A small fairly new kayak was found floating southwest of Harrison Rock on July 25, near islands 840 and 1071.

If you are missing one, please contact Carolyn Sevin at island 840 and describe the kayak.  

Added by Sevin, Peter & Carolyn on August 5, 2017 at 4:08pm — No Comments

forest Fire Risk - Moderate

While it seems like we have had a lot of rain, MNR&F has us listed as being at moderate risk for forest fires. PLEASE be VERY, VERY careful. So far this season, no fires.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on August 3, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Drinking and Boating: Operation Dry Water: Manitoulin Expositor Article

"July 31, 2017 – Toronto, ON, – Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40% of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways.  To raise awareness and reduce alcohol related deaths, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is launching year 5 of an initiative called “Operation Dry Water”  It’s goal is to discourage this dangerous practice."…


Added by Lyn Starke on August 1, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Congratulations! Gavin Nyhof, 2017 Junior Sailor of the Year for McGregor Bay!!

Gavin Nyhof, Best Junior Sailor of the year, McGregor Bay 2017…


Added by Lyn Starke on July 30, 2017 at 6:25pm — No Comments


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Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on July 30, 2017 at 4:31am — No Comments


So far this season, no unattended forest fires in McGregor Bay. Even though we have had a lot of rain this season, the forest floor will dry our quickly and we must continue to be careful.

Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on July 28, 2017 at 7:33am — No Comments


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