Thursday, December 01, 2011
MERMAIDS IN GEORGIAN BAY
Yes I sometimes see Mermaids along the shore or on yachts - but this is the real thing!
Lonely Island (located miles from shore, south of Manitoulin Island) Assistant Lighthouse Keeper – Rudy Payerl swore the existence of Mermaids as published in an article in the Toronto Star some years back. During a storm Payerl heard voices from the lighthouse tower and turned to look out the window observing five mermaids frolicking along the shore. He heard them many times during his tenure on the island during his lighthouse duties on the isolated island ... but he observed them only once. It is not known which brand of rum was his preference, and let’s face it, Lonely Island is well ... lonely. Lonely Island is also known as the place where Asia ship wreck victims washed ashore and it is also an Indian burial ground and grave site of a Lighthouse Keeper who starved to death with his dog when he decided to winter over on the island.
Do you believe in Mermaids? Lots of sailors over the years swear there is such a thing but it is thought in warmer climes they were likely to be Manatee’s. But what about Georgian Bay - perhaps giant sturgeon? Or maybe just real Mermaids. We’ll try and document some next summer and post them on this Blog.