ABOUT MOUNTAIN TROUT HOUSE MARINA

Mountain Trout House is a full service marina open all year round.

We service all makes and models of outboards, inboard/outboard motors, and all makes & models of PWCs, Snowmobiles, & ATVs. We are Authorized Yamaha & Mercury Dealers as well as a Servicing Dealer for MasterCraft boats & PCM Marine Engines.

We offer open and covered boat slips with ample parking, as well as boat and snowmobile rentals. The Marina store carries cottage essentials, boating and marine supplies, gifts, propane exchange, fuel, and our new Kawagama, Loyal to the Lake, and MTH merch.

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Watch our virtual
tour of the Marina!

Meet the Crew

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Tony Holds the following certifications:
 

Ontario Licensed Marine Mechanic.

Yamaha Certification.

PCM Certified Technician

Mastercraft Certified Technician.

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Tony

Tony has been with Mount Trout House Marina for over 30 years. Currently, Tony serves as the Marina Service Manager and Marina Mechanic. He has worked on every type of engine you can find in a boat and probably some that are now obsolete.

While Tony specializes in Marine and Snowmobiles, he has been known to work on anything mechanical.

Tony has been an integral part of growing the Mount Trout House Marina and a wonderful asset to the Kawagama community.
 

Tony comes to work with his 4-legged pal, Lucy.

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James Holds the following certifications:
 

Ilmor Marine

PCM Marine

Indmar Marine

Mercrusier

Volvo Penta

Yamaha Marine

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James

With over 25 years of marina experience, James is a veteran in the marine industry, specializing in inboard engines (his reputation precedes him). While James’s focus has been on inboard Tow Boats, he is also highly experienced and certified on Stern Drives and Outboards.

James has been with the Mountain Trout House family since 2015 and has helped to provide exceptional service to the Dorset community! 

 

James comes to work with his fur-daughter, Eleanor.

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Jessica

Jess is our office administrator. She works behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly and on time. 

If you're calling the marina during office hours, you will most likely speak with Jess and be provided with all the information you need. 

Kito is Jess’s canine bestie.

Meet the Family!

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The
Slack-Macpherson Family Have Arrived!

For 20 years now we have been Loyal to the Lake! In 2001, before we had a house or kids, we became cottage owners on Kawagama. Our 3 sons have spent all their summers on this beautiful lake (how lucky!) and now, Slack + 4 Macs are here year-round! We have always appreciated the Kawagama and Dorset community vibe and are stoked to say we live here, we work here, and we play here… 24-7. 


In March 2021, we became the proud owners of Mountain Trout House Marina. We expect to continue the MTH tradition of providing exceptional service as we care for you and your boat(s). As water access cottagers, we understand the importance of a reliable and honest relationship with your marina. We see MTH as an important part of your lake experience and we look forward to servicing your vessels, pumping your gas, scooping your ice cream--and getting to know you. 


Peace,
Vanessa and Bruce, Rory, Alex, & Angus

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Bruce

After 31 years of a career in construction management with PCL, Bruce was ready for a change of scenery—especially when that change of scenery included Kawagama Lake (his happy place).

One of Bruce’s most memorable builds was the North Bay hospital; it created an opportunity for our family to move north and get a taste of life outside of the GTA—rocks, pines, lakes…and snowmobiling from our driveway! While living there, Bruce built a fishing hut which we kept on the ice in Callander Bay, Vanessa snowmobiled Angus to nursery school, and for 3 years we were blessed with a drive SOUTH on Highway #11 to the cottage (what a treat!).


Bruce is a Board Member of the Kids and Classics Boat Shop and part of the organizing team of the Starry Summer Night fundraiser for Moorelands Camp here on Kawagama.


Bruce loves windsurfing and waterskiing, cottage puttering, and boats of all shapes and sizes.

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Vanessa

Vanessa was a high school teacher in Mississauga when Bruce and Vanessa married back in 1995. When their family was transferred to North Bay for the hospital build, Vanessa’s focus became their three little boys. Vanessa pursued her graduate work (in Theological Studies) and has been gaining credentials and experience in psycho-spiritual care with an interest in grief/loss, facilitating grief support groups for Bereaved Families of Ontario.

Sister Soulace, in partnership with Mountain Trout House, provided Sunday morning yoga on the MTH dock…yay! Vanessa is exploring ways to integrate Sister Soulace at MTH and on Kawagama.

 

Vanessa loves reading, exercising, singing, as well as surfing with the family.

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Rory

Rory graduated high school from St. Mary’s (Hamilton). He took a Covid-inspired gap year which allowed him to move to MTH with Bruce at the end of March 2021.

 

Rory is a student at Carleton University; he is in pursuit of a B.A. Rory is enjoying life in Ottawa but looks forward to opportunities to come home, jump on a tractor (his happy place), and work with his Dad and Tony and James.

 

Rory loves to wake surf and lift heavy.

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Alex

Alex is making decisions about where to go to university next year. Currently, he is in his final year of high school at St. Dominic’s in Bracebridge after 3 years at St. Mary’s, Hamilton.


Alex enjoys meeting folks at MTH while pumping gas and scooping ice cream (his favourite flavour is Raspberry Lemon-Lime Sherbet). Alex is looking forward to winter on Kawagama with its easy access to snowmobiling.


Alex loves to waterski and hang out with our Silver Lab pup, Donzi.

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Angus

Angus is in grade 10 at St. Dom’s in Bracebridge. He is looking forward to a high school experience not affected by Covid (fingers crossed).


With an August birthday and summers on the lake, Angus’s birthday ritual became birthday-breakfast-ice cream at the marina. This year, his birthday ice cream required only that he roll out of bed, head into the marina store, and scoop his favourite (which changes on the daily); clearly, this is a perk of marina ownership! 


Angus loves working with his hands (he is a burgeoning blacksmith with a forge over at our cottage); he enjoys working out in our home gym, and his favourite cottage past-time is wake surfing.

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Donzi

Meet the newest member of the Slack-Macpherson family, our Silver Lab puppy, Donzi.

 

Donzi was named after one of Bruce’s favourite boats, the Donzi Sweet 16. 


Donzi is loving her new life as the resident Marina dog.

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