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Title: Canada : a descriptive text book
Year: 1900 (1900s)
Authors: Peacock, Edward Robert, 1871- Grant, George M. (George Monro), 1835-1902
Publisher: Toronto : Warwick Bro’s & Rutter
Contributing Library: Queen’s University Library, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Queen’s University – University of Toronto Libraries
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e in old days the Indians tortured the Jesuitmissionaries ; but the Indians are gone and we find a thriving townrapidly becoming an important manufacturing centre, where pulp millshave been erected, which are said to be the largest in the world. Atthis point we must pass through a canal in order to avoid the rapids,and may go either by the American or the Canadian side. Every-thing works by electricity and we are soon through along withmany other vessels. The navigation season lasts only about eightmonths each year, yet during that time a greater tonnage passes throughthese canals than goes through the Suez canal in the whole year. On Niagara Falls. CANADA. 13 teaching Lake Superior we have a sail of four hundred miles aheadof us over a lake which is the largest in the world, and yet whose wateris as clear and cold as that of a mountain spring. At the head of thelake we find Port Arthur, and Fort William with its huge elevatorsfrom which most of the grain of Western Canada is shipped.
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Elevators at Fort William. The Dominion of Canada occupies half a continent and naturally theclimate varies greatly in different sections of its immense area. It hasbeen pictured as a great wilderness of snow and ice with a narrow fringeof habitable land running along the edges, but that idea has been longexploded. Away to the extreme north, along the Arctic Ocean, suchconditions prevail, but in no other part of the country. The sub-arcticclimate extends southward over the barren plains, for a considerabledistance, particularly on the east side of the continent. But it soonbegins to moderate, especially in the centre and west and when theunited districts are reached, we find in the north and east, the clear,dry cold of winter and heat of summer. This climate is extreme butexhilarating and much more endurable than a milder but moister climate.In the west the chinook winds from the Pacific sweep over the plainsand prevent the extremes that are experienced further east. Beyondthe mountai
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