Ontario, Record of the Liberal Government; 26 Years of Progressive Legislation and Honest Administration, 1872-1898

Ontario, Record of the Liberal Government; 26 Years of Progressive Legislation and Honest Administration, 1872-1898

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...commission, in the session of 1893 the Commissioner of Crown Lands introduced a bill by which 18 townships in the Nipissing district lying betwen Parry Sound district and the Ottawa river, containing in all 938,186 acres, were reservei from sale or settlement for all time to come, and dedicated to the public under the name of The Algonquin National Park of Ontario. In 1894 six half townships were added, bringing the area of the park up to 1,109,383 acres. The park comprises within its boundaries the sources of the following large and important rivers, viz., the South River, flowing northerly into Lake Nipissing; the Muskoka (north branch) emptying into Georgian Bay; the Madawaska and Petawawa, flowing into the Ottawa; the Little Nipissing, a branch of the Petawawa, and the Amable du Fond, a tributary of the Mattawa, as well as a vast number of lakes of varying size. Some of the views along the lakes and rivers are exceedingly picturesque. The territory contains a very small proportion of. agricultural land, is all more or less densely wooded, and is the natural home of such wild animals as the moose, deer, beaver, otter, fisher, bear, etc. By the Park Act, the only timber which may be cut and removed throughout the whole of this immense area is the pine, and as it is now a well-settled fact that the destruction of forests at the sources of rivers leads to sudden and disastrous floods, and also to a diminution of their waters, one principal object of the park will be achieved by preserving the rivers rising in it in their present full and equable flow, a matter of prime importance to the great lumbering interests in the eastern part of the Province. The pine timber only being subject to removal, there will be preserved great blocks of original...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617592
  • 9781236617590