Visit the little
Silver Islet resort and the spirit of the "Native" can
be felt in every corner. Silver Islet is not only beautifully
picturesque, but leaves one with a sense of having actually
having met with the chiefs and braves that once roamed
The great stone Sea-Lion, is always of interest to visitors
as is the legend of its origin. Pet and companion of
Nanabijou, Spirit of the Deep Sea Water, was the giant
Thunder Bird. Legend has it that lightning came from
its eyes and its voice was the thunder.
You can believe this when you hear the storms of Thunder
Bay, and you know that the ancient Natives knew very
little of the real reason for thunder and lightning.
The Lion, "Nagochee" was a great companion of Nanabijou.
however Nagochee was no ordinary creature, he had the
wings of an eagle and the feet of a duck, the speed
of the wind and he was capable of swimming faster than
the greatest of fish.
The Spirit God was going on a long journey he mounted
his great beast and in haste departed forgetting to
take his Thunder Bird. Feeling unwanted she became very
bitter and plotted to destroy Nagochee.
She started to screech when she saw him appearing over
the clouds. Her voice shaking the heavens and causing
a terrific storm, striking the Lion and rider with its
full force, snapping off one of Nagochee's wings causing
him to throw his Master into the Big Sea Water.
The Lion tried in vain to swim to Nanabijou's aid but
the waves were too much. Nanabijou finally reached the
shore on his own efforts and thinking his beast had
failed him, turned him to stone. To this day, stands
the faithful old Nagochee, looking out to the water,
waiting for his master to return.