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Ice Out at Point Alexander

(photo by Diana: 2008-04-16 - explore

Ice Out at Point Alexander   

The ice was largely out at Point Alexander on Wednesday, perhaps a little behind schedule. And when the ice goes out it sometimes takes some other things with it such as this water slide, well out in the middle of the Ottawa River.

If you define "ice out" as the ability to launch a canoe or kayak without venturing out on the ice, then the ice was out at the Deep River pier on Thursday morning. However, while you could launch your canoe, you wouldn't have anywhere to go; the river at Deep River is still jammed with ice floes.