Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 33, No. 9

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 33, No. 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...for the increasing latitude--etc." Borron, however, considers that the climate of our disdistrict is superior to that of the coast. Be that as it may, we experienced no frost until September the 7th and that was extremely light. We were then camped at the foot of the lower Opazatika Lakes and the only destructive frost experienced by us was on September the 27th, when we were up the Pszhushkootai River. S01L.--The soil, as I have stated, is a stiff clay with minute patches of sand in places and occasionally covered by a mixture of sand and decayed vegetable matter. On making a trip inland we almost always passed through good land and timber, then across a strip of muskeg into rising ground, this being repeated as we advanced. These strips of muskeg never seem to exceed four feet in thickness, clay soil being attainable at that depth. One large muskeg previously mentioned occurs around a shallow lake on theI Driftwood portage. The formation of this has resulted from the filling in of the lake and is now in progress. The shallow muskegs are reclaimable and have originated in an entirely different manner. Where windfalls or beaver dams have obstructed the natural drainage of the land, conditions have been formed facilitating the growth of the sphagnum mess. The land and timber thus lost is never actually reclaimed as the sphagnum moss is destructive to other forms of vegetation. I have pointed out the uneven nature of the country, and we thus have the lower parts, where imperfectly drained, muskeg, and good timber on the higher and well drained parts. That this muskeg would not prove intractable is shown by an examination of the great brule on no part of which was muskeg to be seen. the thin layer of peat and moss having all been...show more

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  • Paperback | 410 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674490X
  • 9781236744906