Photo of Jack Westman (left) standing beside a happy customer displaying his huge catch - a very large lake trout from Lake Simcoe. In the late 1940s Jack began a business of taking people fishing for lake trout in Lake Simcoe during the summer. His first launch, "The Fisherman", was only the thirteenth boat registered in Barrie. By 1956 Jack had expanded to two boats and hired a second guide, Jim Maclean. They used carefully measured long copper lines to troll for trout. Fishing groups were picked up in the early morning off of Big Bay Point pier and returned late in the afternoon with some of the largest recorded lake trout that Lake Simcoe could produce. One of Jack's own catches was recorded as a 19 pound lake trout off Tollendal in 1940. Eventually Jack realized that the swampy area next to his home beside Lover's Creek could be dredged to create a marina in order to meet the demand of the increasing number of pleasure boats in Kempenfelt Bay, and thus Westman's Marina was born. This photo was given to Bill Warnica by Jack's daughters Beverly, Janet, and Valerie.