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Lake Timiskaming (sometimes spelled Temiskaming or Temiscaming, from the French Lac Témiscamingue) is a large freshwater lake in Canada. A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ...


Situated on the provincial border between Ontario and Quebec, the lake lies on the Ottawa River. It is 110 km in length, and covers an area of almost 295 square kilometres. While the water level is only 176 m above sea-level, the lake is in places up to 216m deep. Allegedly there are deeper spots, as the lake does lie on an old fault line. Canada is a federation of ten provinces which, together with three territories, comprise the worlds second largest country. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status, and is an official language of Canada, but is not fully co-official at the provincial level) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928... This is about the river in Canada. ... // Definition Mean sea level (MSL) is the average height of the sea, with reference to a suitable reference surface. ...


The name is a corruption of the Algonquin name Temikami or Temikaming. The Algonquins or Algonkins are an aboriginal North American people speaking Algonquin, an Algonquian language. ...


The lake and surrounding area are popular for outdoor recreation.


There are several islands on the lake. Burnt Island (Ile Mann), Oster Island, Bryson Island (Ile du College), and Farr Island.


In June 1978, 12 children and 1 teacher from St John's School, Toronto died, when their canoes capsized on a school outing. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Established: March 6, 1834 Area: East to West: 43 km North to South: 21 km629. ... Aluminum canoe, Upper Klamath Lake A canoe is a relatively small boat, typically human-powered, but also commonly sailed. ...


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Lake Timiskaming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (178 words)
Lake Timiskaming (sometimes spelled Temiskaming or Temiscaming, from the French Lac Témiscamingue) is a large freshwater lake in Canada.
Situated on the provincial border between Ontario and Quebec, the lake lies on the Ottawa River.
The lake and surrounding area are popular for outdoor recreation.
Timiskaming, Lake (517 words)
All were drawn into the FUR TRADE in the early 1670s, and from then until the beginning of the 19th century, when the trade shifted northwestward, Lake Timiskaming was mainly a transportation route for a succession of fur companies and their traders.
In the 1880s, permanent settlement began around Lake Timiskaming, on the Québec side, thanks to the efforts of missionary colonizers such as Father Paradis at VILLE-MARIE, and in Ontario through the work of such men as Charles C. Farr, founder of HAILEYBURY.
Because of these railways and the highways constructed into the area from NORTH BAY and Mattawa in the 1920s, Lake Timiskaming declined as a commercial transportation route after WWI, but became important for tourism and recreational purposes.
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