12 Jun

Crane Island, Lake Joe

Last week (Weds June 9, 2011) we had quite a wicked storm roll through Muskoka. Many trees were uprooted and a few Lake Muskoka cottages and boathouses sustained severe damage. I talked with someone today who was without power for 3 days and another who couldn’t get out of their road for 2 days because of the amount of fallen trees.  It’s a different world up here.

This is a shot I took just before sundown on Lake Joseph looking  towards Crane Island. With the unseasonable weather there has not been many boats on the lakes or people around the towns. Its a bit quiet. Even the real estate market is much quieter compared to previous years. Its funny how the weather impacts our behavioral patterns.

In: in and around muskoka ontario, on the water

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  1. Jenn Jilks says:

    It’s this kind of photo that breaks my heart and lets me know how much I miss Muskoka, Ed.

  2. Heather says:

    Beautiful…weathers got to turn soon! Hopefully!!!

  3. George says:

    Is this the Crane Island once owned many years ago by the doctors John B. and Augusta Gullen (both MDs)? They renamed it Stowe Island after her maiden name.

  4. Ed Boutilier says:

    I believe you are correct George. Someone brought this up when I first posted it however the charts I had still show Crane

  5. Ellen says:

    Hi Ed, your page came up first on my search for Stowe or Crane Island. fyi, Muskoka Steamships newsletter is going to include a short article on Emily Stowe in this year’s Fall issue. In a month or so the back issue will appear on the website in case anyone is interested. 🙂

  6. Ed Boutilier says:

    Hi Ellen, thanks for the update. I have a friend who’s place looks out to Stowe and they will be happy to hear about this. Thank you!

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