November 24, 2011

Ontario Lakes Project: Balsam Lake

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Balsam Lake is Canada’s Fresh Water Summit–meaning it is the highest fresh water point in Canada from which you can circumnavigate the globe.

Thats right, from Balsam’s humble shores a skipper with a seaworthy vessel could head east to the Atlantic Ocean, west to the Pacific, north to the Arctic Ocean or south to the Caribbean — without ever touching land.

It’s not clear whether anyone has actually sailed from Balsam to any ocean (never mind circumventing the globe), but the fact that you could if you wanted to is still pretty cool.

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