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Skiff Lake is a lake in Canterbury Parish, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.

Location

Skiff Lake is a glacier lake in southwestern New Brunswick, Canada, near the village of Canterbury. There are 27 islands scattered throughout the lake. Surrounding the lake are large granite boulders which may have been formed from one of the eruptions of Mount Pleasant Caldera.

History

Skiff Lake was named by Lord Northcote in 18??, who paddled a skiff over to an island that he had claimed. This island is now known as Northcote island. A cottage was built on Northcote island which was the first camp on an island on Skiff Lake. There is a camp named "Lady of the Lake" that is the oldest camp on the lake, on the eastern shore of the lake.

There haves been several outfitters on Skiff Lake. These include: Crombies camps, Foulke Camps, Skiff Lake Outfitters, Skiff Lake Inn.

Fish species

Fish found in the lake include: Land-locked salmon, Smallmouth bass, Brook trout, American eel, White perch, white sucker, Burbot aka cusk, Smelts, Sunfish, and pickerel.

Other animals

Non-fish species found on or around the lake include: Loon, Mallard, Black duck, Common merganser, Tern, Ruby-throated hummingbird, Common snapping turtle, Red fox, Bald eagle, Pileated woodpecker, White tail deer, Moose, Black bear, Beaver, and American mink.

Myths and legends

There have long been rumours that Skiff Lake has its very own Nessy. This lake-locked serpent, affectionately referred to as Gertrude, is rumoured to have been upwards of thirty feet in length.

Ice out dates

Year Month/Day Year Month/Day Year Month/Day
1923 2 May 1933 2 May
1934 5 May 1935 8 May 1936 1 May
1937 4 May 1938 25 Apr 1939 30 Apr
1940 8 May 1941 9 May 1942 4 May
1943 10 May 1944 6 May 1945 7 May
1946 4 May 1947 8 May 1948 9 May
1949 20 Apr 1950 10 May 1951 23 Apr
1952 20 Apr 1953 22 Apr 1954 1 May
1955 29 Apr 1956 6 May 1957 30 Apr
1958 25 Apr 1959 6 May 1960 4 May
1961 4 May 1962 30 Apr 1963 5 May
1964 2 May 1965 2 May 1966 26 Apr
1967 7 May 1968 25 Apr 1969 Unknown
1970 4 May 1971 12 May 1972 15 May
1973 30 Apr 1974 2 May 1975 10 May
1976 23 Apr 1977 4 May 1978 8 May
1979 27 Apr 1980 5 May 1981 14 Apr
1982 3 May 1983 19 Apr 1984 1 May
1985 25 Apr 1986 23 Apr 1987 18 Apr
1988 23 Apr 1989 5 May 1990 27 Apr
1991 30 Apr 1992 8 May 1993 30 Apr
1994 2 May 1995 3 May 1996 26 Apr
1997 7 May 1998 20 Apr 1999 24 Apr
2000 15 Apr 2001 4 May 2002 26 Apr
2003 6 May 2004 24 Apr 2005 25 Apr
2006 5 Apr 2007 14 Apr 2008 5 May
2009 28 Apr 2010 10 Apr 2011 28 Apr
2012 12 Apr 2013 26 Apr 2014 4 May
2015 29 Apr 2016 15 Apr 2017 30 Apr
2018 5 May 2019 4 May 2020 30 Apr
2021 12 Apr 2022 2023
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