There is some sort of rumour that talks of an Indian Brave and a maiden that had fallen in love with him. I cant recall the exact content of the story but the end result was that they were both supposedly turned into stone along the lakeshore. The two stone pillars are all that is said to remain of them. We interpret Flowerpot Island’s sea stacks a little differently; a hard cap of dolostone that is underlain by the weaker Medina series rock. The churning waves have gnawed away the underside and left these top-heavy monoliths.
Kayakers journey across the bay to the island’s shores. With their craft pulled up onto the rocky beach it makes for a colorful photo and I am left wondering where the paddlers have disappeared to.
Inshore the island rises rapidly upward to a cliff edged plateau. A dense bush of cedar, moss and rotting logs makes progression beyond the path almost impossible.
SEE RELATED POSTS; “ISLANDS IN THE LAKE THAT ARE HONEYCOMBED BY MYSTERIOUS CAVES” (June 9th) and ” GEORGIAN BAY CRUISE – TOBERMORY, FLOWERPOT ISLAND AND SUNSHINE” (June 3rd)