Skiff Lake (New Brunswick) facts for kids
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.
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.
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
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|1961||4 May||1962||30 Apr||1963||5 May|
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|1982||3 May||1983||19 Apr||1984||1 May|
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|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|
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|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|
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