This photo was posted by Doug Clark in Vintage Muskoka.
The caption reads: “Fishing in East Bay, Muskoka … approx early 1950’s (my grandparents) / This picture was taken just past Pages Point towards Mortimers (Point), at my grandparents’ cottage at the time.”
According to thecanadianencyclopedia.ca:
“The 1930s saw a decline in Muskoka tourism due to the economic constraints brought on by the Great Depression. With the expansion of highways and increased use of private automobiles after the Second World War, however, Muskoka opened up even more, and a new era began.
As the second half of the 20th century progressed, cottagers and tourists continued to access Muskoka by car and tourism remained its primary industry. The number of steamboats transporting tourists and cottagers to their lakefront destinations steadily declined.”
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