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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 4: Climate

4.9: Frozen Lakes in Early Winter Near the Northern Settlement of Lynn Lake

 

This October photo of an area near the mining settlement of Lynn Lake 1 shows how early lakes are frozen over in northern Manitoba. At this time some lakes, for example, Lynn Lake 2 and West Eric Lake 3, are ice covered, the ice surface appearing in medium grey tone with a stippled texture. Route ways on the ice show as light-toned lines 4, several of which converge on a jetty 5 on the west side of Lynn Lake. Other lakes are still partly open, for example, Eric Lake 6 in the north and West Lynn Lake 7 in the south. Open water is very dark-toned with a smooth texture 8. In the case of West Lynn Lake open water occurs where a stream enters 9. Little snow had fallen by the date of the photo but some—very light-toned—can be seen in clearings in woodland 10 and in the town site 11. Winds from the north have created small drifts on West Eric Lake 12.

This area lies within the coniferous forest vegetation zone.[i] Long pointed shadows are thrown from coniferous trees on to the ice in several locations 13. The directions of the shadows—almost due north—indicate that the photo was taken near noon. Within Lynn Lake are two large buildings 14 and numerous barrack-like buildings 15 to house miners. The town’s airfield 16 is located to the northwest.

Figure 4.9: Frozen Lakes in Early Winter Near the Northern Settlement of Lynn Lake

Figure 4.9: Frozen Lakes in Early Winter Near the Northern Settlement of Lynn Lake

Figure 4.9

Vertical air photograph: 1069-3672-5-44

Flight height: 7200 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.70 mm

Scale: 1:12,000 (approx.)

Date: October 1955

Location: Township 90; Range 23WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 64C Granville Lake

Notes

[i] Scott, G. A. C. “Manitoba’s Ecoclimatic Regions” in The Geography of Manitoba: Its Land and Its People eds. J. Welsted, J. Everitt and C. Stadel. Winnipeg: The University of Manitoba Press, 1996, figure 4.2, 45.