Britt to the Bustards.
July 2, 2015 is a full moon. I read somewhere that native peoples called it “Thunder Moon” because thunderstorms are so frequent this time of year. Thunderstorms aren’t all that frequent in this part of Georgian Bay though; the frequency is much higher on the northern shore of Lake Erie.*
There are three lighthouses on the Bustard Rocks that form two ranges. More info here.
Why are the Bustard Islands called the Bustards? It’s rather unlikely that they are named after the great bustard (Otis tarda), because that bird breeds mostly in Spain and Portugal. It’s a remarkable animal, the largest flying bird. The name probably comes from a member of an Irish family named Bustard that emigrated to Canada in the 19th century.
White Squall offers a trip to the Bustards:
As does Black Feather:
Reynolds, Jonathon, and Heather Smith. Kayaking Georgian Bay. Erin, Ontario; Buffalo, N.Y.: Boston Mills Press, 1999. Print. pp.47-51