Thursday, June 26, 2014

Some flowers along the way to over 100,000 page views

Just past  the 100,000 page views on Gowganda Views.  Here are some flowers to celebrate.  Top Bunchberry, btm. Orange Hawkweed

Monday, June 16, 2014

Here's looking at YOU

Checking on the ospreys today, can't tell what's in the nest but I suspect there are eggs as I never seen any food coming while I was there.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Interesting clouds at 11:00 pm with the moonlite

Just got home last night and had to take this pic of the moon and clouds.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Water levels have finally settled to normal

They have put the logs back in the dam and the water is about normal.  Took a ride down to the Edith Lake rapids at the landing you can finally see the old concrete boat launch.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tyranite town site

 About a week ago John Ford took me to the Tyranite mine town site beyond the locked gate and numerous signs to stay out. We were there to photograph some of the old remains of houses that date back to the early 30's.
 Back then the same L. O. Hedlund of the Hedland marsh that I have photographed many times had staked 6 claims in 1930.  Shortly afterward he optioned off the claims to others, many took up the cause of finding a gold mine for several years. Finally in 1936 the Tyranite Gold Mines Ltd. began the work of sinking a shaft. Finding gold and working the mine from 1939 to 1942. By this time the directors of the mine reached the conclusion that this mine should discontinue operations for the duration of the war. They recovered over a million dollars of gold and planned after the war to resume operations which never happened. The mine has had many interests over the years and to this day is still active.
 These pictures are some of the remains left standing or otherwise of the townsite where the workers and families lived.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Night lites for the heliport

 These are some pics of a couple of weeks ago when the new solar lites were put in at Outlook Point.  They were installed by a couple of fellows from Ornge the organization that fly the medical emergency helicopters in Ontario. 
 Ever since the helicopter crash in Moosonee a little over a year ago killing 2 pilots and 2 paramedics they have not been allowed to land where there were no lites. The fix was to install solar lites at helipads across the province that didn't have lites.  Ninety one helipads will be now be in service because of the new solar lites.