May 9, 2019

Arthurs Family DinghyAbbie, Ella, Jennifer and Michael


Meet the Arthurs Family of Penetanguishene, Ontario.  Abbie, Ella, Jennifer and Michael and their pooch Bailey head out from Hindson Marina in their cuddy every chance they get.  They love the many beautiful anchorages on Southern Georgian Bay especially their favourite spot, Giants Tomb. 

The family began boating in 2010 and they are hooked.  In this photo, the Arthurs family had a fun day gunkholing at Big Sand Bay, Christian Island.

The Photo of the Week (POTW) has been running here in CYOB for some time now. It has never been twice the same – you keep coming up with photos to share. We get shots of all kinds of things in and around boats – lots of sunsets and beautiful scenery, interesting boats, crazy signs, pets. The list goes on and we love it. So please keep sending your photos in. It’s boating season any moment now and our POTW inbox is ready for your shots at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Now we have a new angle – people. Would you like to be featured in our Boater Profile? Let’s get some pictures and the stories behind them – who in your family is onboard?

Where do you go? What adventures have you had? By sending your info to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;we will get to meet some interesting Canadians who love their boats. Good idea? Absolutely!

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Like many other harbours on Lake Ontario, Cobourg has seen its fair share of changes. Screams used to be heard from kids piled into a toboggan on wheels that went hurtling down a wooden slide into the harbour. Above it all was the bustling din from the waterfront of ship’s whistles, train engines, foghorns and thundering coal cars. It is now a rather serene place for the locals and visitors to enjoy various watercraft. Fortunately, the beautiful beach that lines the waterfront is still a star attraction for the town.

Located 95 kilometres east of Toronto and 62 kilometres east of Oshawa on the north edge of Lake Ontario, United Empire Loyalists first starting arriving in the area as early as the 1780s. The first settlement in 1798 was called Buckville, later renamed Amherst, then called Hamilton (after the township) and also nicknamed Hardscrabble. It wasn’t until 1819 that they finally settled on the name of Cobourg, which was incorporated as a town in 1837. In the late 1820s large schooners with passengers and cargo had to anchor well off shore, as there was only a landing wharf. A group of Toronto businessmen formed the Cobourg Harbour Company which built the wooden Eastern Pier from tolls charged for the use of the harbour.

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