About Gitchee Gumee Marina
Located at 296 Havilland Shores Drive, Goulais River, ON, Gitchee Gumee Marina is only a 20 minute scenic drive north of Sault Ste. Marie, ON and is the closest marina outside of the City. From here you can access Lake Superior and the nearby islands of Batchewana, the North and South Sandies, Ile Parisienne and many others.
Gitchee Gumee Marina is located on beautiful Havilland Bay, Ontario. Havilland Bay is a well-protected bay located on the south end of the greater Batchewana Bay. This area is a great launching point for all boaters and fishermen to explore the area and is also a stepping stone for the more adventurous wishing to venture up the east side of Lake Superior.
The Marina is a private, members only marina. It features a large boat launch ramp and transient docks available for the season. There are on-site washroom facilities and secure parking.
What does Gitchee Gumee mean?
The Ojibwe name for Lake Superior is gichi-gami (pronounced gitchi-gami or kitchi-gami in different dialects), meaning "great sea". Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the name as "Gitche Gumee" in the poem The Song of Hiawatha, as did Gordon Lightfoot in his song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".