Westward bound, we look back into "The Gun Barrel." At this point, we are in the stock of the gun, whose "barrel" extends perfectly straight for about a mile. On the left is Meaford Island and to the right the north shore of Burnt Island. Just visible in the gap is Pearl Island. As this view suggests, the inner anchorage provides excellent shelter from winds and waves. This is the location of several summer cottages, originally built and owned by the Pillgren family of Meaford, who began commercial fishing here in 1875. Just to the north lies the huge outlet of the French River, first navigated by Champlain in 1615.
Copyright © 1995, 1999 by James W. Hebert. All rights reserved.
This is a verified HTML 4.0 document served to you from continuousWave
Author: James W. Hebert