Georgian Bay, ON - Wilson Symons

My watermark is Georgian Bay. Georgian Bay is located in Ontario and is part of Lake Huron. Georgian Bay is characterized by its rugged rock, beautiful wavy pine trees shaped by the strong winds, and the beautiful sunsets that shine over the bay. There are a vast number of animals that reside in the bay itself and its surroundings. Georgian Bay is fisherman's paradise with large fish populations of certain species such as musky, large and smallmouth bass, pickerel, pike, perch, and trout. Georgian Bay encompasses the districts of Parry Sound, Sudbury, Manitoulin, Muskoka, and the counties of Simcoe, Grey, and Bruce.

I have grown up spending my summers in Pointe Au Baril, located on the east coast of Georgian Bay. I have spent a large portion of these summers having fun on the bay through swimming and water sports, boating, canoeing, exploring the beautiful inland lakes and never-ending rugged rock, fishing, and spending time with fellow cottage-goers. I am very lucky to spend time at my cottage in Pointe Au Baril.

Decreasing water levels in Georgian Bay have drastically impacted my cottage community. The majority of cottages are only accessible by boat and prior non-existent sholes are emerging limiting access to certain cottages. This has resulted in people putting their cottages up for sale. Additionally, decreasing water levels can affect other aspects of Georgian Bay such as fishing, the ecology of ecosystems, recreational boating, tourism, power generation, and marinas.
 

Waterbody
Georgian Bay, ON
Collector
Jessica Gordon
Contributor
Wilson Symons

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