Kempenfelt Bay

Kempenfelt Bay

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Kempenfelt Bay is a 14.5km long bay that leads into the Canadian city of Barrie, Ontario. It is as deep as 30m in places, and is connected to the larger Lake Simcoe. It is known for its ice fishing and legends of Kempenfelt Kelly, a Loch Ness monster style prehistoric creature.Kempenfelt Bay was named by John Graves Simcoe, the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, after Rear-Admiral Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy, who had served as a captain in the West Indies during the 1740s, at which time and place Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's father Captain John Simcoe, also served.Kempenfelt Bay is home each year to Kempenfest, an outdoor arts and crafts festival.

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