DECEMBER 26, 2004
Temagami freeze-up complete
This pre-Christmas satellite photo shows freeze-up now covers Temagami and ice travel has begun for the winter.
SATELLITE PHOTO: December 24
DECEMBER 21, 2004
Hub of Lake Temagami freezes
Gerry Gooderham reports that the Hub of Lake Temagami froze-up yesterday.
On Sunday the ice was two to four inches thick and he was able to sled from Ogama Island to the landing by four p.m. through blizzard conditions that dropped six inches of snow. Yesterday his thermometer hit minus 40 C.
PHOTOS: December 20
DECEMBER 21, 2004
The last boat run
On Friday, December 17, Gerry Gooderham made one last water trip to get his boats out of the water before the Hub of Lake Temagami froze-up. It was 18 C.
He almost didn't make it. "The lake starts to freeze in front of me, but high winds prevail."
PHOTOS: Last boat run
DECEMBER 19, 2004
SATELLITE PHOTO: December 17
DECEMBER 16, 2004
Freeze-up watch, Hub of Lake Temagami
There is still boat travel, but it is tough going.
PHOTOS: December 15
DECEMBER 15, 2004
Freeze-up progesses to large lakes
In this satellite image from yesterday, small- and medium-sized lakes are frozen and Lake Temagami is freezing over.
SATELLITE PHOTO: December 14
DECEMBER 7, 2004
Freeze-up start seen from space
In this satellite image, smaller, shallower lakes can be seen freezing or frozen over.
SATELLITE PHOTO: December 6
DECEMBER 3, 2004
Space view, December 1
In this satellite image, there is snow on the ground, but little visible freezing on the lakes.
SATELLITE PHOTO: December 1
Queen's University student Stephanie Chong (right) making a presentation to Alex Mathias in Kingston.
DECEMBER 2, 2004
Mathias tour attendance 1,200 in southern Ontario
Despite some bad weather, Temagami First Nation elder Alex Mathias spoke to 1,200 in eight southern Ontario cities — Hamilton, Burlington, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Peterborough, Kingston and Ottawa — discussing his struggle to save his ancestral land and the destructive logging across Temagami.
Mathias is the last Temagami aboriginal living off the reserve on ancestral family land. He is also one of the last Ojibway speakers of the Teme-Augama dialect.
Generous and affable, he has become almost a folk figure among backcountry travellers who drop by his remote Obabika Lake home.
He was accompanied by tour impresario Ed MacPherson, a moderator on the Ottertooth forum.
After two weeks on the road, Mathias is looking forward to returning home to the bush. "Over two weeks is a stretch for me."
BACKGROUND & MAP: Alex Mathias
Maps and information herein are not intended for navigational use, and are not represented to be correct in every respect.
All pages intended for reference use only, and all pages are subject to change with new information and without notice.
The author/publisher accepts no responsibility or liability for use of the information on these pages.
Wilderness travel and canoeing possess inherent risk.
It is the sole responsibility of the paddler and outdoor traveler to determine whether he/she is qualified for these activities.
Copyright © 2000-2014 Brian Back. All rights reserved.
We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of any linked document on an external site.