Manitoulin Island and the North Channel
Island is situated in the northern part of Lake Huron and together with
Cockburn Is. and Drummond Is. to the west form the southern boundary of
the North Channel. Except for Drummond Is., which is a U.S. possession,
this body of water is within the confines of Canada.
Is. is about 80 miles long and 30 miles wide at its widest and borders
Lake Huron on the south and Georgian Bay on the east. The town of Little
Current, in the northeast, with a population of 1500, provides the only
roadway via a swing bridge to the mainland. Ferry service is available,
May to October, from South Baymouth to Tobermory in southern Ontario.
the North Channel, at nearly 100 miles long, can get rough, it is relatively
peaceful compared to the conditions that can develop on the open waters
of Lake Huron.
provide pleasure for many boaters from all over the world and I would be
one of them after I purchased my first "big boat" and permanently docked
it at Little Current.