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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Halkett Island

In the centre of the Selkirk Waters lies this tiny island, Halkett Island, here looking surprisingly verdant despite the freezing temperatures. It is also known as Deadman's Island because it was used as a burial place by First Nations people. There's a good short article about the island's history on Wikimapia, as well as the lovely aerial photo below. The "bridge" on the lower left of the photo below is the Selkirk Trestle and is where I took the above photo of the island.


JoJo said...

Very interesting, I'll have to check out the link!

hamilton said...

An island such as this around here would be inhabited by cormorants, and therefore not nearly so green!

William Kendall said...

It's higher up in the water than a similar island on the Ottawa River below Parliament Hill, which generally gets only a bird population.

Lovely shot!

Stephanie said...

Interesting shot!