Enjoy an unspoiled northern experience.
Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on March 8, 2017 at 6:38pm — No Comments
All of us are probably thinking about our return to McGregor Bay. Some have spent time there during late fall, winter and early spring. Most of us arrive after it warms up (mid-May) and leave before it gets too cold (mid-October). There are a thousand things to do when you arrive and when you close. I would like to remind those who have their own fire pump systems that they must check them as soon as possible after arrival and make any repairs.…Continue
Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on March 7, 2017 at 10:15am — No Comments
Terry and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope to see you in THE BAY next year.
Mike & Terry Weichmann
Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on December 19, 2016 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Added by Lyn Starke on December 9, 2016 at 2:34pm — No Comments
I am happy to say that 15+ private fire pump systems were purchased last summer. Those systems consisted of a Honda WH20 pump, 100+ feet of hoses and a nozzle. THANK YOU Murray Still and John Bush for coordinating the purchase of these fire pump systems.
I hope this trend continues in the future. We purchased our system three years ago and we are better prepared to fight a fire. As I have said before, we are located…Continue
Added by Weichmann, Mike & Terry on November 10, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments
I, like most, did not and do not like the idea of posting "slow" signs in THE BAY. However, I also know that just asking people to slow down at the three choke points has not worked. Boats have gotten bigger and faster over the years and boaters have become increasingly careless.
I have been coming to THE BAY sine 1959. I do not…Continue
Dear MBA Newsletter Contributors!
While the summer of 2016 is fresh in your mind, a quick reminder that we’d love to see your articles and pictures, as well as plans for the coming year. During the 2016/17 newsletter preparation Gillian will have support from a team including Judy Young, and Gerry Quinn.
· Oct. 21st. Reminder email (this one), asking you to jot down your summer thoughts, and yes, send them along if you can write your article now!
Added by Lyn Starke on October 21, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments
You people have too much time on your hands and so little to do that you have to make up things to do to deface and degrade "the most beautiful inland waterway in North America". So you have been discussing these signs inside your bell jar for 2, not for 8 years, nor "for as far back as I can remember"? What balderdash! Danger? We gotta put up signs! That's it! We gotta put up signs to save ourselves. Ye are some helpless, lazy, puerile people.
When we don't attend meetings we give our proxy vote to the few that do. For this reason it is imperative that anyone with passion for this issue attend the meeting in July.
3 channels had 7 traffic signs installed. How many other places will be considered "unsafe" and how many more awful signs will be drilled into rock to guide us along? These signs end discovery and forever alter the our sense of wonder, as we make our way through this pristine place.
Many of us use this…Continue
What sensible boater needs to be advised to "slow down" upon approaching a narrow passage? And what non-sensible boater will be persuaded by these signs to slow down? Ineffectual for any boater who might need to be told to "slow down", and offensive to any sensible boater -- and a blight on the McGregor Bay landscape.
Added by McKay, Emily & Jack on October 20, 2016 at 2:48pm — No Comments
No signs! No nanny bay like Muskoka or the Bay of Islands! "Signs belong on the highway. not in...DA bay." Way problems? I think slow signs in Mcgregor Bay are the work of lazy people. Signs are easy: put up a sign that says "No", yes? Problem solved, yes? And butt ugly. And existentially intrusive into the untouched grandeur that is Mcgregor Bay..........!
If it's such a yuge…Continue
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No signs in McGregor Bay, please! No nanny bay like Muskoka or the Bay of Islands! "Signs belong on the highway. Not in...DA bay." Way problems? I think "slow" signs in McGregor Bay are the work of lazy people.
Signs are easy: put up a sign that says "No", yes? Problem solved, yes? And butt ugly. And existentially intrusive into the…Continue
Added by MICHAEL TOOMBS on October 18, 2016 at 10:02am — No Comments
To The McGregor Bay Associate Board:
I am writing in response to the installation of “slow” signs in Copper Mine Channel, Blasted Rock and Ragged Rock Channel. We have observed a visceral reaction to the signs from a large number of people which teaches us that something is wrong.…Continue
Added by Quinn, Elizabeth & Gerry on October 16, 2016 at 12:18pm — No Comments
This community has already proven its ability and willingness to come together and very effectively deal with people and property safety issues in the past. I refer to the bear issues. About 4 years ago, the MNRF spent a full day in the bay and toured our bear break in locations after we had 43 break ins in 3 weeks that August, some in cottages when people were inside. They said these bears were dangerous and had done everything a bad bear could do except attack someone and that we were at…Continue
Added by Quinn, Elizabeth & Gerry on October 16, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
I propose that the signs at the channels be removed, and instead the MBA create & agree a list of guidelines for safe and courteous boating. These would be put on a billboard, and erected at landings where people put their boats in the water (provided that Stillwater, J & G, etc., are willing to allow them (they should receive a fee). In addition, a small leaflet could be produced, attractive enough to pin up in cottages, with the same guidelines. Years ago, something similar…Continue
Adrian's original post with its attached list of names of people and families opposed to the signs has been deleted by admin because of complaints received from members who had not consented to be included in such a list. The posts and names can be found on "McGregor Bay Friends" Facebook site.
Whatever your sentiments about the signs, please speak or post on your own behalf.
Added by Lyn Starke on October 15, 2016 at 10:15am — No Comments
Added by Jackie Toombs on October 14, 2016 at 8:20pm — No Comments
First of all, I agree with Adrian's proposal.
Some of the comments on Facebook prompted me to look back through the MBA minutes. The issue of boating safety was introduced in a discussion at the July 18, 2015 board meeting, regarding safety in Blasted Cut. Signs were going to be looked into. It was then brought up at the Aug. 2, 2015 General Meeting, which I did attend. It was stated that signs would be installed at Blasted Cut by Ferguson Maintenance. Shame on me for not asking…Continue
This is a letter we wrote to MBA regarding the traffic signs in the bay, which we are completely opposed to and think must go.
Dear McGregor Bay Association:
Our family has been part of the McGregor Bay community since 1945, when my father discovered our island 1628 and built a cabin with a group of friends as a labor of love. Every year since then, we have visited our island with the certainty that in most important ways, the islands are much the same now as they were in…