It was in this vicinity that French explorer Samuel de Champlain emerged from the French River to discover the Great Lakes. The great fur brigades that paddled 1,000 miles from Montreal to Lake Superior between 1660 and 1821 used the westernmost outlet of the French River, Voyageur Channel.
The Bustard Islands are considered to be one of the most beautiful anchorages in the Thirty Thousand Islands and once you’ve spent any time here, you’ll agree. The Bustard Islands afford access to a maze of sheltered channels to explore by dinghy. The pickerel fishing here is renowned and the sunsets are simply amazing, lingering long into the dusk.
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