Sunday, 7 October 2012
There is a large swing bridge (112m span) which opens on the hour to allow large sail boats to pass. It was built in 1913 as a rail bridge but now serves as a one lane road access to Manitoulin Island. Seldom have we arrived on time for the bridge opening and usually tie up at the town docks for a few minutes to pump out the holding tank, take on fuel and inevitably a dash to the liquor store. Rob, who gets called Wally by most of the boaters, from Wally's boat service even recognizes us our penchant fro sailing through the bridge passage.