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Canoe Lake Ice-Out
Spring 2007 Edition
News & Updates Page last updated Mon 23 Apr 2007 12:00 EDT
It's Official! [Sunday, April 29th at 10:00 PM]
OK, it is now official -- the ice went out this year on Sunday, April 22nd in the late morning. I was up at Canoe Lake this weekend and spoke to a couple of people who confirmed it, and I also received an email from Dorothy Gray who wrote: "I was witness to the demise of Canoe Lake's ice at approx 10 AM on April 22, 2007. Two other cottagers were also at CL on the 22nd and they concurred as well...."
And that means we have the yongest winner ever: two and a half *month* old Finn Yule Mose (with a litle help from Mom, Karen). Clearly Canoe Lake is in the genes! Congratulations also to the rather large group of others who picked April 22nd, including Arline Mann from New York City (who won in 1999), Scott Murray (who won in 2002), Derrick Cann, Catherine-Jim & All the Brackleys, Peter Fritsch, and Scott Haller.
Have a great 2007 season everyone -- see you next year!
GONE! [Monday, April 23rd at 12:00 PM]
The ice is out! But there's the catch: I'm awaiting official confirmation from someone who was on Canoe Lake yesterday that the ice was out by the end of the day, but not in the morning. So stay tuned for the True And Official Date for 2007 (which looks very much like it will be Sun 22 Apr).
Going, going... [Saturday, April 21st at 8:00 AM]
My father was on Canoe Lake yesterday (Friday) and was *just* able to get over to our cottage by paddling up the river from Bonita. He reports that the ice has turned black and is getting pretty soft, and that there were open areas around the islands and in the south end, but that it had not progressed too far yet.
His estimate is that it will go out today or tomorrow. I will check in with folks onsite and post an update later today... STAY TUNED!
Voting closed! [Sunday, April 15th at 11:00 PM]
Well, almost. If I receive any emails before midnight they will be included of course.
I think things will get underway soon. The forecast is for much warmer temperatures
(finally!) and even
Brrr! Still cold... [Tuesday, April 10th at 10:00 PM]
We've had over a week of sub-zero night-time temperatures up in Algonquin, and there's not much relief in sight. (The CBC just forecast -9°C again tonight.) I received word today from Don Stanfield who is up on the river between Tea and Bonita and he reports that while the ice softened quite a bit during the warm spell a couple of weeks ago, it's firmed up again and won't be going anywhere until we get some warmer weather.
Photos from yesterday [Sunday, April 1st at 10:00 PM]
Missy and Dave Sharp were up at Canoe Lake yesterday and sent these two pictures:
one of their bay, and the other of the rocks off the point. It certainly does look like
things are softening up, but there are several days of
So I'm not packing my bags just yet...
Thanks to Murray Wolff for his 2007 ice-out poem [Sunday, April 1st at 9:30 PM]
Hoping for reports from Canoe Lake this weekend [Friday, March 30th at 3:30 PM]
I'm hoping to get updates from anyone who is up in Algonquin this weekend
as to the state of the ice. The temperatures have been pretty average here
in Toronto so far this Spring, and the forecast for Algonquin for later next
week is for sub-zero overnight lows (including -9°C next Wednesday!), so
I'm not holding out hope for an early ice-out any more.
Expecting An Early Ice-out [Sunday, March 25th at 10:30 PM]
Within 12 hours of sending out my annual email on Friday I had received 40 replies!
Clearly it was overdue!
Below is a photo of Canoe Lake last Sunday, March 18th, from Stewart's looking North-West.
Welcome to Canoe Lake Ice-Out for Spring 2007! [Friday, March 23rd at 11:30 AM]
It's that time again! Time to start counting the days until the ice goes off the lakes and rivers of Algonquin Park and a new season begins.
Most of you have been on this list before, but for those who are new this is the 9th Annual Outhouse Daily News Ice-out Challenge where we all try to predict the date on which the ice will go off Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park.
Predictions for Spring 2007
Multiple people on the same date are listed in the
order in which their choices were received
Here's the current distribution of votes for each date...
Current Weather for the Canoe Lake Area
Click the links below to see current five-day forecasts for Algonquin Park and Huntsville |
from Environment Canada, and some long term predictions:
Past Ice-Out Dates
Earliest recorded ice-out date: April 14th in 1953.|
Latest recorded ice-out date: May 8th in 1992, 1996, and 1997.
Previous year's ice-out pages