2019 Commodore’s Cruise

August 6, 2019 – Highlights from our Commodore – by Jack Warren

What a trip!

Tuesday, We cruised on Lake Muskoka and visited Murray Walker’s boat house. Incredible! 6 slips and 6 mahogany beauties. Lunch at Turtle Jacks in Port Carling and dinner at Chuck’s Road House in Bracebridge.

On Wednesday, we cruised Lake Rosseau. To get there, we had to go through a lock in Port Carling. We enjoyed lunch at the historic resort, Windemere. Then we cruised back to our host’s home on Lake Muskoka, the Madocks, for a BBQ.

We were favoured with great weather, great scenery and unbelievable boat houses.

April 7, 2019

Our Commodore, Jack Warren, would like to invite all members to his Commodore’s Cruise. This is a tradition in the Michigan Chapter where each Commodore, at the end of their 3-year term, plans and hosts a cruise for anyone who would like to join. Past cruises have been held as far away as Tennessee! Here is the info from Jack:


  • Monday, July 22: Travel to Muskoka and launch boats
  • Tuesday, July 23: Cruise Lake Muskoka
  • Wednesday, July 24: Cruise Lake Joseph or Lake Rosseau
  • Thursday, July 25: Travel home

As many of you know, the Muskoka Lakes area north of Toronto, Canada is a unique place.  Back in the day, it was a summer vacation spot for many wealthy Canadians and some American folks as well.  Because many of the vacation homes were on islands or inaccessible by road, visitors had to travel by boat.  There were a number of companies on the lakes that made wooden boats.  Many of the boats built there have spent their entire lives there and by any standard, are works of art.  Also, unique are the boathouses that were built to house these  beauties.  Some boathouses have 5-6 slips with a wood boat in each.

For accommodation, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Sleep Inn in Bracebridge, 510 Muskoka Rd. 118, Bracebridge, ON  P1L 1W8.  Contact number is 705-645-2519.  These rooms will be held until June 22.  Mention Commodore’s Cruise.

Because of limited docking space at some venues and venue limitations as well, we unfortunately have to put a cap on attendees.  Therefore, I am limiting it to 10 boats and 30 people.  To get on board, please contact me at 519-676-7215 or jackwarren614@yahoo.ca.