about us
Creating GBW

Georgian Bay Wrecks is a small company with a strong commitment to community. An idea was born while business founder, Cheryl Stephenson, set out to collect information on shipwrecks in the local area. Having spent many years in the area as a child, time on the waters of Georgian Bay is a favourite pastime. The weaving of art, history and adventure came together naturally as a strong supportive group formed to help create Georgian Bay Wrecks.

Cheryl Stephenson

A Childhood Journey

While searching through some old photograph albums, I found these pics. Great childhood memories and most likely the birthplace of a love affair with Georgian Bay that began in the early 1980s!

Living on the Sailboat

Mahogany Sailboat built in Hamble-le-Rice, England for use during WWII

Living on the Sailboat

Mom at the Helm

Under sail

Mom at the helm

Sailors Three

Pops, my little sis and I

3 sailors: Pops, my sister and I

Beckwith Island

My sister and I with a feathered friend

Little sis and I on Beckwith Island

Learning to Sail

Near Parry Sound

Learning to Sail

The Artist

Renee Sukie has been perfecting her craft since 1989. She captures the finest detail in her illustrations, and creates maps with tremendous attention to accuracy in beautiful watercolour. For more information on the artist & some of her other work, visit

Partnering with Area Museums

Artifacts from some of the vessels listed on the maps are housed at the museum listed. These museums have helped provide the text and photos required to create our map and illustrations. For a complete list, see our RESEARCH page.

Thank You

Patrick Folkes, Jamie Hunter, Renee Sukie, curators at the Collingwood Museum, The Craigleith Heritage Depot, Meaford Museum & my family for helping make this dream a reality!


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Adventure. History. Art. Let's start exploring!

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