Tom Thomson, Georgian Bay, Byng Inlet, 1914 Oil on Wood 21.7 x 26.9 cm

Norgate Inlet

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Norgate Inlet lies between Pointe au Baril and Byng Inlet.


Gereaux Island has a small place in Canadian art history. Tom Thomson’s painting Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay 1914 – 1915  originates here. Ross King wrote about it in a piece for the Walrus. The painting is now in the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. The AGO has a little sketch of the painting.

other resources

White Squall has a trip to this area:$545.html

White Squall organizes Norgate Passages (July 4 – 7) $790$790.html


Kas Stone, Paddling and Hiking the Georgian Bay Coast, p79-82.


the McCoy Islands

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Dillon to McCoys, Southern Hertzberg Island and Turtle Rock

Features of Interest

Buoy A44, Birnie Island, Pukaskwa Pits, Land Bridge, Little McCoy, Southwest Island, Hertzberg Island, Turtle Rock.


Reynolds, Jonathon, and Heather Smith. Kayaking Georgian Bay. Erin, Ontario; Buffalo, N.Y.: Boston Mills Press, 1999. Print. pp. 94-100