George Island is a small island located within the north basin of Lake Winnipeg in the
Canadian province of Manitoba. It lies approximately 400 kilometers (250 miles) north
from Winnipeg, and approximately halfway between the community of Grand Rapids on the
west shore and the community of Poplar River on the east shore of the lake.
A lighthouse named George Island Light is located on the island.
To the west of George Island lies Little George Island.
George Island is a popular stop-over because of its natural and sheltered harbour
and the pristine sand beaches surrounding the island.
Marine Investigation Report
Capsizing and Subsequent Sinking
Workboat Bonnie Mouse
off George Island, Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba
21 October 2008
Shortly after 0645 central daylight time on 21 October 2008, the workboat Bonnie Mouse sank
during heavy weather en route from Poplar River to Berens River on Lake Winnipeg. The two
deckhands safely abandoned into a small boat being towed by the Bonnie Mouse, but the master,
who remained aboard, was never found.