In the 1890’s, Stag Island was becoming a popular holiday and excursion destination. To accommodate the many visitors who needed transportation to the island, brothers Ed and Fred David started a row boat ferry. The business grew and became more than they could handle. Their brother, Joe, bought the Delila, a 34- foot coal-fired steamer, to keep up with the demand.
The Delila was also used to perpetrate a prank that generated more revenue for the David clan. Ed David made it known that there were albino turtles in Talfourd Creek. Excursions carrying curious passengers revealed the spectacle of the rare turtles until the hoax was uncovered! The turtles were common mud turtles Ed had enamelled white.
Corunna is not only infamous but lays claim to an Olympic Champion! Derek Drouin is the first Canadian to win in field events since 1932 — and in 2016 he won gold!!
Corunna offers restaurants, a library, grocery stores and a choice to walk down to the waterfront and see Stag Island where Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield spent his summers.