The Thousand Islands Historical

The Thousand Islands Historical (HM1XD0)

Location: Mallorytown, Ontario K0E 1R0 Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 22.098', W 75° 58.159'

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The Thousand Islands are the roots of an ancient Precambrian mountain range ground down by successive glaciations to granite bedrock. Over the centuries the bare, gnarled hills were covered with rich forests and carpets of wildflowers. Where the St. Lawrence floods eastward, these hilltops became islands. The Thousand Islands link the natural communities of the Algonquin highlands with the Adirondack Mountains to the south.
During the 19th century, the land was cleared for agriculture, although farming on the thin soils produced marginal yields. Today, the forests have returned and the landscape you are overlooking resembles the one that existed two centuries ago.
Les Millé-Îles constituent la base d'une chaîne pré-cambrienne, aplanie par les glaciations successives jusqu'au substrat de granit. Au fil des siècles, les collines tortueuses et dénudées se sont couvertes de riches forêts et de tapis de fleurs sauvages. Là où le Saint-Laurent entreprend sa course vers l'Est, ces collines sont devenues des îles. Les Mille-Îles relient les communautés naturelles des hautes-terres du massif Algonquin aux monts Adirondacks, au sud.
Au XIXe siècle, le terrain a été défriché à des fins agricoles, mais la minceur du sol ne permettait que de maigres récoltes. De nos jours, la forêt a repris sa place et le paysage à vos pieds est semblable
à ce qu'il était il y a deux cents ans.
HM NumberHM1XD0
Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 422768 N 4913237
Decimal Degrees44.36830000, -75.96931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.098', W 75° 58.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 5.88" N, 75° 58' 9.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 769-785 Thousand Islands Parkway, Mallorytown Ontario K0E 1R0, CA
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