Ferguson Island was owned for many years by Butch and Eileen Spooner of
Temagami. They sold in the 1980's, and after passing through several hands, the
island was owned by Rod and Gladys Healey who took excellent care of the place.
The Healeys installed a solar electric system and completely rebuilt the
boathouse and docks.
The Healeys sold circa 1999 and the new owners
have done very little in the way of maintenence. Photos taken Summer 2009.
The actual camp doesn't look bad, but the dock is sagging badly.
boathouse is pretty rough. Brenda and Bill Carson (Gladys and Rod Healey's daughter
and son in law) had the place in really good condition in the 1990's
The boathouse is sinking at the deep end.
new owners were reputed to be "farmers"; but I can't see actual, honest
farm people allowing a building to deteriorate in this manner.
Update October 2014Here's a photo taken five years later: Unfortunately, the boathouse has been allowed to deteriorate even further.