The York River which flows through the town of Bancroft, Ontario (Hastings County) originates from a group of lakes in the southern extension of Algonquin Park. The river continues on through the Conroy Marsh, a 24 kmē wetland and empties into the Madawaska River and eventually into the Ottawa River.
Hastings County was the eleventh county of Upper Canada established in 1792. The town of Bancroft is located in the heart of North Hastings.
Between 1858 and 1872, the government was offering 100 acres of free land to any pioneer if they could construct a building in which to live an till three acres of the 100 within three years. When the three years was up, the person was given the deed.
The deal came at a good time, as the potato famine was occurring in Ireland and many Irish were immigrating to Canada. As well, United Empire Loyalists were fleeing from the American Revolution and settling in this area. They came with nothing and worked very hard in a country that was all bush. They lived off the land and carved a living from the lumber trade. Many men would go off into the bush and not be seen for months at a time. In the second half of the 19th century, the river was used to transport logs out of the forests surrounding its watershed. Often the York River would be clogged with logs from the many logging operations in those days, the largest being Rathburn, J.R. booth, and Bronson & Weston Company.
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sam_wald (720) 2007-09-18 18:31
Very nice photo, I like the fog over the water.
I was just wondering how would it look like if you'd crop the white sky out leaving just colorful trees and the water.
Nice to see fall colors starting to appear, cannot wait to drive north around this area for some photos - I like Bancroft area...
asajernigan (19669) 2007-09-18 19:14
This is a very nice fall shot. The fog on the water adds a nice feel of fall. The reflection through the fog is fantastic. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and detail.
Colombiana (2931) 2007-09-18 19:36
What an amazing photo!
Dyerco (10185) 2007-09-23 7:10
You have achieved a beautiful softness here with the aperture at F5.6 and the leaning trees on both sides give an interesting focal point on which to rest our eyes.Well done Brendon.
- Copyright: Brendon Hicks (Brendon) (285)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, Optex UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-18 18:24