The Big Tub Lighthouse (named so because the two harbors Big Tub and Little Tub are similar to bathtubs) is at the entry point near shallow water.
The Sweepstakes is strikingly visible and went down after it was pulled to this location while burning. Most of the coal, rigging and equipment was salvaged before it sank. It was built in 1867 and went down in 1885.
The City of Grand Rapids was a propeller steamer built in 1879. It also caught fire and was pulled into this area to prevent other vessels in Little Tub harbor from catching fire. It went down in 1907.
Along the bay, there are many beautiful cottages.
While onboard the tour boat I was able to get photos of Adam and me, Pam and Bill, Pam and me and Pam and Kelly.
As we rounded Russell Island we could see two vessels used to take student scuba diving. Tobermory is a known for its great scuba diving.
In the distance we could see the large Chi-Cheemaun ferry about a mile out of Tobermory.
The rocks and cliffs along the shoals were beautiful.
From Russell Island, we went over to Cove Island Harbor then to the east by South Otter Island. Our last point of interest on the tour was Flower Pot Island where we saw unusual rock formations along the eastern shore.
From there we made it back to Little Tub harbor of Tobermory. The weather was great, the water was crystal clear and the scenery was spectacular.
We drove back to the Bradley cottage where Marg had prepared a lasagna dinner. Yum!
Adam stayed at the other cottage and Pam, Kelly and I returned to the Roadrunner. On the way back, we caught the sun going down on the waters of Dorcas Bay.
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