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egrsmith posted 06-25-2007 08:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for egrsmith   Send Email to egrsmith  
If you are planning on getting to Killarney, ON this summer, you need to know that the Sportsman's hotel and all the docks and the gas pumps are CLOSED. Being foreclosed by the Bank. I suggest you contact Adele at the Pines Inn, accross the street. pinesinn@yahoo.ca or 705-287-1068. She is a great hostess and cooks a wonderful whitefish and a great breakfast.

Our trip in our BW Outrage 24-from Petoskey to Drummond Island, Meldrum Bay, Evansville (Northernaire Lodge is open with new owner, Clay Hester), Gore Bay, Little Current, McGregor Bay Lodge and Killarney. We trailered back. Awsome!

cdnwhaler posted 06-25-2007 10:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for cdnwhaler  Send Email to cdnwhaler     
The Sportsman's Inn has been for sale for a few years now. I didn't realize they were in such bad shape to have it foreclosed on. A lot of property in the Killarney Channel has come up for sale this last year it seems. Commercial and residential. Makes me wonder what's going on.

Maybe it's the $1.35 a liter for fuel that we expect will be $1.50 this summer?

jimh posted 06-26-2007 12:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I was wincing at paying $1.25-CA per liter in the Ottawa region. If fuel is $1.50-CA per liter up in the North Channel and Georgian Bay, that will be about $5.60-CA per gallon. With American money almost at par, that is quite a deterrent to long-distance boating in that region. Even with a 5-percent advantage on the currency exchange (which you might get from a credit card transaction), the gasoline will still be about $5.35 per gallon.

Down here in Detroit it has been under $3 per gallon recently.

I can see how the impact of expensive fuel could affect businesses which depend on a lot of transient boaters coming from long distance.

Killarney is still worth a visit, even with gasoline at over $5/gallon.

cdnwhaler posted 06-26-2007 01:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for cdnwhaler  Send Email to cdnwhaler     

It is worth it Jim. But it's also the reason I'm installing the Navman fuel flow meter I picked up at the Holiday Rendezvous.

Auto fuel is $1.05 here right now. Better than other Provinces but still high.

egrsmith posted 06-26-2007 06:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for egrsmith  Send Email to egrsmith     
Everything said is true. High fuel prices and equal currency exchange, but still it is great cruising water and much of it can be done a slow speeds-like McGregor Bay and Collins Inlet. I have a fuel meter and I admit to a tendancy to watching that as much as the tachs. And there aren't a lot of boats on the water-we had the Pool at the end of Baie Fin to ourselves on a beautiful Friday.
dfmcintyre posted 06-27-2007 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Our family spent 16 years going to Northernaire. Didn't go in '06 and probably not this year. Knew that Jane and Fred had been having increasing vacancy issues over the since about 2002. Nice to hear that it's still open.

How does the place look?

Thanks - Don

egrsmith posted 06-27-2007 10:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for egrsmith  Send Email to egrsmith     
Don, I will email you some photos. Clay Hester is the new owner. A nice guy and at 31 ambitiuos and hardworking. He has been working out of the country for 7-8 years in the oil business and purchased the property this spring. We may have been his first transient boat of the year as he was just getting the docks in when we arrived. The cabin was spotless and the food at the lodge was excellent. He is licensed so we were able to have a drink after a day on the water. Dave

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