Duck Galloo Ridge

 


The Duck Galloo Ridge demarcates a portion of Lake Ontario that is much less deep than most of the rest of the lake.

The Duck Galloo Ridge is a mainly underwater ridge, at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, spanning from  Prince Edward County, Ontario to  Jefferson County, New York. In pre-Columbian times native people used the islands on the ridge as way stations, when crossing the lake. The islands and shoals that dot the ridge have been navigational hazards since sailing ships first started navigating the lake.

 

Point Traverse

Prince Edward Point, the southeast tip of Prince Edward County, has had multiple names through the years. When the dominion government appropriated $1,200 in 1879 for a lighthouse on the point in response to a petition signed by numerous captains of vessels and steamboats, the point was known as South Bay Point. It has also...

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Point Petre

Point Petre is situated within the infamous Marysburgh Vortex, a place of anomalous activity where missing ships and aircraft have fuelled theories of paranormal explanations. The treacherous waters around Point Petre prompted the building of a 19-meter high lighthouse in 1833. However, that lighthouse was unceremoniously destroyed amid considerable debate in the 1960s and replaced...

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Pigeon

Pigeon Island is a small island, in Lake Ontario, near Kingston Ontario. The island had been a navigational hazard since the founding of Kingston, Ontario. A lighthouse was first built on Pigeon Island in 1870.

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Swetman (False) (Gull Bar) Swetman Island

Swetman Island is the 2nd island from the left in this chain Swetman Island, formerly False Duck Island, is a small Canadian island in Lake Ontario, south of Picton, Ontario. It is the largest island in a chain of islands and shoals known as the False Duck Islands, not to be confused with the nearby...

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Main

Main Duck Island and Yorkshire Island, its smaller neighbor, are together known as the Main Duck Islands, and in the late 1800s, fishermen from Prince Edward County inhabited the islands to be closer to rich fishing grounds. Parks Canada acquired the Main Duck Islands in 1977, and in 1998 they were incorporated into St. Lawrence...

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Timber

Timber Island is a 44-hectare island in the east end of Lake Ontario, off Prince Edward County. It is part of a chain of islands and shoals, including Stoney Island, Galloo Island, Main Duck Island, Yorkshire Island and Swetman Island.

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Yorkshire

Yorkshire Island is a small island in the east end of Lake Ontario, off Prince Edward County. It is part of a chain of islands, including Stoney Island, Galloo Island, Main Duck Island, and Swetman Island and Timber Island, the False Duck Islands

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Galloo

Galloo Island was mentioned by several different names in historical atlases and correspondence including Isle au Galoit, Galop, Gallou, Galos, Gallop, Galloup, Gallup, Gallop, Gallow, and Galloo. In 1897, the name "Galloo Island" was selected, as it was the name used on a deed signed in 1819 by Governor DeWitt Clinton. The Galloo Island Light...

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Grindstone

Grindstone Island is 44 degrees, 17 minutes north latitude and 76 degrees, 27 minutes west longitude. The northern part of the island is on the international border between the United States and Canada. Grindstone Island is in the west end of the St. Lawrence River in between Wellesley and Wolfe Islands. It is one of...

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