Tag Archives: Great Lakes

Beach Canal Light

The Beach Canal light stands near the mid-point of a sandbar, commonly known as the Beach Strip, which runs across the entrance to Hamilton Harbour. In 1823, the Burlington Bay Canal was proposed as one of a series of waterways … Continue reading

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The Algolake

This was one of those days where nothing has gone right – I’ll get to that in a bit, but first, let’s take a look at Iroquois Lock as the Algolake transits the St. Lawrence Seaway. The next three images … Continue reading

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The Laker

Lake freighters, or Lakers, are bulk carrier vessels that ply the Great Lakes. These vessels are traditionally called boats, although classified as ships. Depending on their application, lakers may also be referred to by their type, such as oreboats (primarily … Continue reading

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The Great Lakes

I’m sitting here trying to figure out how many of the Great Lakes I want to see in one day – that’s also related to how far I want to drive in one day and if this is worth doing. … Continue reading

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Cobourg on a cold day

A cold day with a biting wind finds me cursing the glare ice that coats the surface of the breakwater leading to the light at the end of the Cobourg breakwater. It’s pretty though… Cobourg is located about half-way between … Continue reading

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Ice and water

Ice and water form a beautiful but potentially deadly combination, hence the cliché ‘skating on thin ice’. This ice is about 24 inches thick and the water beneath it was about 3 inches deep where I was treading so I … Continue reading

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Frosty and a lack of ice

I think that Frosty about sums up the period between Christmas and New Years… On the other hand, the little penguins below are enjoying the outdoors and the chance to play on the Bay of Quinte before it freezes over … Continue reading

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The St. Lawrence Seaway

The St. Lawrence Seaway is the common name for a system of canals that permits ocean-going vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes as far as Lake Superior. Legally it extends from Montreal to Lake Erie, … Continue reading

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Sitting on the dock

The government dock at Long Point Harbour, in Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area. Pretty…

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The fishing shack

Another old building that I stop to take a look at, and of course, to take pictures of. There are several clues that indicate this was at one point used in some manner that involved fishing, including fishing stuff, the … Continue reading

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