Settled in the 1870's and named after a town in Scotland, Meldrum Bay developed as a fishing and lumbering centre. In times past, ships ferried freight and passengers the eighteen
miles across the North Channel from Blind River and from Southern
Ontario and Michigan, steamships loaded the locally-milled
lumber on the Meldrum Bay docks, and commercial fishermen
and yachtsman kept the wharfingers busy.
Today, Meldrum Bay is a favoured destination for many pleasure craft from around the Great Lakes, and offers an unique and spectacular reward to the adventurous traveller. Unparalleled scenic views and beautiful shorelines coupled with modern services and accommodations make a trip to Meldrum Bay worth the effort.