Catfish Creek, ON - Ron Evans | Great Lakes Guide
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    Catfish Creek, ON - Ron Evans

My Watermark is Catfish Creek, Ontario.

I live on the flood plane in Port Bruce. It was ice jammed at the mouth of the river (Catfish Creek) during Spring thaw. There was 3 feet of water inside the house at 2:00 in the morning. I was barefooted while I jumped into the water, concerned about being electrocuted by the baseboard heater. I put my scuba wetsuit on, rescued my neighbour to get her safely out of her home and got us to high ground. I then settled in to drink the whiskey at Mary Butler's house (she's 85 years old) for the next four hours while the water receded.

Catfish Creek, ON

Port Bruce, ON


Contributed By
Ron Evans

Collected By
Claire Lawson

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