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Canada : Ontario

12.0 km (7.5 miles) NE of Meldrum Bay, Manitoulin Island, ON, Canada
Approx. altitude: 176 m (577 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo topo250 world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 97°E

Accuracy: 20.0 km (12.4 mi)
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#2: Some local residents near Blind River #3: Part of the town of Blind River

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  46°N 83°W (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: 46N 83W is about 20 km out that way

(visited by Dave Osborne)

30-Apr-2002 -- At the end of April, my wife and I moved from Halifax, Nova Scotia, back to Winnipeg, Manitoba, a trip of over 4,000 kilometers. I knew that we were going to pass by lots of confluences, both visited and not visited. Because we were driving in our sedan that was fairly heavily loaded with clothes and other needed personal items, I didn’t plan on doing any off-road travel to bag any new confluences. I thought that I would scout some of the not yet visited ones using some lesser highways and back roads, but the weather ended those plans. We had SNOW on April 26, April 28 and May 2 – this was not supposed to happen during our trip, but this is Canada!

We were over 2500 km into the trip before I stopped to scout the 46N 83W confluence from the Trans-Canada Highway where it passes through Blind River, Ontario. This confluence is in the North Channel of Lake Huron, between the mainland and Manitoulin Island (it is indexed as being 12.9 km NE of Meldrum Bay, which is on the island.) I guess that puts it about 20km SSW of Blind River. The first two pictures are taken looking in that general direction and they show some Canada Geese on the shore; the third picture is of part of the town of Blind River taken from the same location.


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#1: 46N 83W is about 20 km out that way
#2: Some local residents near Blind River
#3: Part of the town of Blind River
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  Notes
In the North Channel of Lake Huron, about 2.5 km from land.