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Operating Manual & Renter's Guide

Complete Operating Manual   This was designed to be all-inclusive, so that no matter what happened, you would never be stuck.  For those interested in technology, pioneer systems, or remote living, this manual fully explains how all the systems work.  The manual is fully indexed so you can quickly find what you are looking for.  A copy of the full colour manual is located in the cottage for your ready reference.  Click here to see the full manual.

Mini manual    This is designed for returning guests, or the handy person who is previously life-skilled with the cottage scene.  A copy is provided in the full Operating Manual in the cottage.  In addition, each page is posted at the critical locations where you would need and use that page.

Once you have completed registration as a BBay renter, an electronic version of the Operating Manual will be made available to you, if you wish to study it prior to your arrival.
 

                                   Table of Contents for BBay's Operating Manual

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Introduction....................................................................................................................................... 8

Getting to Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.................................................................................... 8

   Air................................................................................................................................................. 9

   Road.............................................................................................................................................. 9

   Ferry............................................................................................................................................ 10

Getting to Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island.................................................................................... 13

   Coming from Little Current........................................................................................................... 14

   Coming from the Ferry at South Baymouth.................................................................................... 14

Firehall Road at Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island.......................................................................... 15

Black’s Bay Private Access Road &  Main Gate.............................................................................. 15

Arriving at Black’s Bay Main Lodge................................................................................................ 16

Safety Awareness & Orientation...................................................................................................... 16

Entering the Main Lodge.................................................................................................................. 17

Unloading Vehicle & Moving In....................................................................................................... 17

Renter's Responsibility for Propane System & Usage........................................................................ 17

Opening Ceremonies for the Lodge.................................................................................................. 18

   Fridge, Stove, Hot Water Heater.................................................................................................. 31

   Getting Lights & Power via Generator........................................................................................... 39

   Solar/Wind Power Electricity Generation & Batteries..................................................................... 46

   Water Supply for Cottage............................................................................................................. 57

      The Manual Water Pump........................................................................................................... 57

      The Electric Lakewater pump.................................................................................................... 58

      Pumping Water from the Water Well.......................................................................................... 71

   The Outdoor Solar Heated Shower Facility (some prefer over the indoor shower)......................... 84

Using the Cottage’s Facilities........................................................................................................... 89

Inside Flush Toilet & Septic System................................................................................................. 93

Fun Activities at Black’s Bay........................................................................................................... 95

Fun Activities in Surrounding Area................................................................................................... 96

Black’s Bay Guest Book................................................................................................................. 98

Planning & Preparing for Departure.................................................................................................. 98

Closing Ceremonies at Lodge........................................................................................................ 100

Thank-you’s.................................................................................................................................. 104

Reservations for Your Next Visit.................................................................................................... 104

Appendix “A”: What to Pack when Coming to Black’s Bay............................................................ 106

Appendix “B”: What’s Available at BBay for your Careful Use....................................................... 108

Appendix “C”: Maps to BBay Property & nearby ......................................................................... 111

Appendix “D”: Safety Awareness & Orientation............................................................................. 115

Appendix “E”: History of Black’s Bay............................................................................................ 128

Appendix “F”: Black’s Bay Guestbook.......................................................................................... 132

Appendix “G”: 24 hr. contact numbers for BBay Personnel............................................................. 133

Appendix “H”: Document Revision History..................................................................................... 134

Appendix “I”: Opening Lockboxes & Using the Keys..................................................................... 135

Appendix “J”:   2004 Additions to Cottage..................................................................................... 138

Keyword Index............................................................................................................................. 147

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