Damaging tornado tracks across Sturgeon Lake area
Shortly after 5pm on Thursday, September 5, 1985 a tornado touched down at the far SW corner of Sturgeon Lake, north of Lindsay. At a local business, Robinson Automotive, Marine and Rental Supply, the owner heard a roar of the tornado approaching and witnessed it swirling through the trees close to the shop. It then destroyed fences, piled up 12 boats on a drydock, damaging others, and threw a 900kg trailer about 9m. The shop sign was smashed and a nearby hydro pole snapped off. Tracking to the ENE, it went across Goose Bay as a waterspout, briefly touching down at Ken Reid Conservation Area and on the east side of the bay at Snug Harbour where it dissipated.