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Location: Grace Lake, Sudbury Region, ON (310 m)      by: Augustin Werner
Area: Canada      Date: 03-Jul-2013
Weitab von allen Ozeanen gibt's hier auf 300m ueber Meer in den LaCloche Moutains & Killarney doch etwas Bergfeeling; zumindest im Vergleich zu Toronto!

Bei unserem letztjaehrigen Besuch hier wagten wir uns mit der Familie mit einem (wahrscheinlich nicht so guten) Kanu auf den See und fanden das ganze eine etwas schauklige Angelegenheit. Heuer genossen wir deshalb die stille Schoenheit vom Lande aus. Aber zumindest auf diesen 'Berg' musste ich dann doch hochkraxeln.

Far away from the Oceans ancient LaCloche rountain range in Ontario certainly has some mountain feeling, even though the location of the panorama is just about 300 Meter above sea level.

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More Info from Wikipedia:
The origin of the park is owed to the conservation efforts of artists. Canadian Group of Seven artist A. Y. Jackson was so alarmed by the prospect that Trout Lake (now O.S.A. Lake) was about to be logged that he petitioned the Provincial government of the day to have it preserved. His letter was received by Mr. Finlayson, then the Minister of Lands and Forests, and his effort was successful. The lake was taken into trust by the Ontario Society of Artists and its name was changed to O.S.A. Lake. Jackson's efforts were rewarded with the naming of a lake after him on his 90th birthday The hills and lakes in the Killarney area became a popular place for painting and sketching and over the years several other members of the Group of Seven worked there including Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer and A. J. Casson. In 1959 the Killarney Park area was set aside as a wilderness preserve. In 1962 Highway 637 opened, connecting the north shore of Georgian Bay all the way from the town of Killarney to the Trans-Canada Highway. Finally in 1964, with the help of lobbying efforts by the Group of Seven, 4,000 square miles (10,000 km2) of Georgian Bay shoreline were set aside as a wilderness reserve, and Killarney became a provincial park.

The park has experienced some challenges that threaten the health of its delicate local ecosystems. Owing in large part to its proximity to Sudbury with its nickel mines and smelters, local lakes were damaged by acid rain. Pollution caused by the smelting activities associated with nickel mining between the 1940s and the 1970s, caused many of Killarney's lakes to become acidified, resulting in the loss of fish species, algae and aquatic plant life in many of the lakes. This damage was especially severe in the quartzite areas. Legislation passed in the 1970s forced the industry to improve its emissions standards. Since then, sulphur emissions have been reduced by over 90 percent. To date, water quality has improved in some lakes to pre-pollution levels, while in other lakes the slow process of biological recovery continues. More recently, the lakes have been under threat from non-indigenous invasive species such as the Bythotrephes longimanus (a.k.a. spiny water flea), which threaten local species.

Comments

Ein schöner Blick auf den See, attraktiv eingerahmt mit den Felsen im Vordergrund; gefällt mir sehr gut! LG Fried
2013/08/31 07:01 , Friedemann Dittrich
Beautiful. I hope now to see the autumn colors of Canada.
2013/08/31 23:41 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Reizvolle Landschaft1 Hängt der Name Killarney mit der gleichnamigen Stadt in Irland zusammen? LG Wilfried
2013/09/02 10:29 , Wilfried Malz
+300 m is still ok; if I had something like this in Denmark I would be happy. Regarding the name I guess thousands of towns are named after the settlers hometowns from the old countries. LG Jan.
2013/09/02 17:00 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Killarney: I did some more reading about the history of the place: The first European Settler in the area was a fur trader whose middle name was Augustin (:-) The name Killarney, after the Irish town of Killarney, became associated with the region in the second half of the 19th century, but details are unknown.
2013/09/03 19:01 , Augustin Werner

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