Posts Tagged With: Simcoe Island

Sailing Bye

When I was a young girl, I was a guest from time to time on Simcoe Island with my parents, to visit Bruce Orr and his family.  They had a fantastic cottage there on the beautiful shore on this jewel of an Island.

Bruce’s family had owned the land for a long time and actually his ancestors had been lighthouse keepers there since, I believe, the light houses were built.    When I was a teenager and learning to paint he asked me to paint a photo of the Simcoe Island lighthouse for him.  I tried, but I did not have the skills to do it.

Over 30 years later, I can paint quite a lot better, so I thought I would give it another shot.  It is still difficult to paint because of the roof lines.  Finally, at long last, here is my best shot.  I hope you can see it from Heaven Bruce, it is just a little 8×10

(Special thanks to Colleen Murphy who gave me some great tips for photographing the water in this image.  I am sure you will agree that this is a much clearer capture than the first version which I have since removed)

This is a genealogy link to the Orr family and this lighthouse.

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