Bill Lynch's father, Matthew, was a lightkeeper on the island from 1902-1932. Bill got his start in the Carnival business working at one of two competing pleasure grounds which operated on McNabs Island at the turn of the century. He worked his way up through the organization and eventually bought the pleasure grounds, which included a steam powered carousel and small ferris wheel. In 1925 he moved the rides to the mainland, which has since become Canada's self-proclaimed Largest and Cleanest Carnival Midway. Bill Lynch died in 1972, but the three remaining homes on the island all belonged to the Lynch family at one time.
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