Tim Stone remembers Bay Lake:
Good Morning My family and I are former Minnesotans, who owned property on Bay Lake / Brighton Point, from 1953 - 1980.
From 1953 through 1962, my mother would take up residence on the lake for the summer, and we children (my sister and I) would stay with her, and my father would commute every weekend to be with us. During that time, many of the families on the lake did the same, and so there would be a large contingent of kids, all in the 14 -18 year age group that would run together on the lake in their families boats at all hours of the day or night, and would look forward to the summer months to get back together again.
During this period, there was no air-conditioning, and Polio was a big concern to all. As a result, while one of the only sources to cool off, the city lakes were a place to be feared, and many families purchased summer homes in the north woods to be away from the heat and the risk.
For recreation ( and to earn a little extra money) we would put on water-skiing shows for the "tourists" staying at Rutgers Lodge.
On occasion we would be permitted to attend the teen Friday Night parties that Rutgers would throw for the Guests (locals not allowed), and Hob Nob with the fancy folk.