Bill McGhie first visited Schroon Lake in 1945 and visited every year until entering the service. In 1962, while in the service, his folks built an A-frame camp which was used until 1996 when Bill and Joanne tore it down to build their current home.
Bill’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and Tae Kwon Do. In 1985 as a first-degree black belt Bill was NYS Senior Division champion in full contact competition. He later earned a ranking of fifth degree black belt.
In 2002 Bill retired from Bell & Howell as a field engineer and technical team leader. In that same year Bill and his wife, Joanne, moved to the place they love, Schroon Lake.
Bill served as president of ESSLA during its reorganization and helped it grow from a predominately social organization with a membership of about 70 to an award-winning conservationist organization with over 700 members. Bill considers serving on the ESSLA board once again a privilege he is looking forward to.