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Cobourg Beaches under water as Lake level rises. Highest lake levels since; 1915 have all but covered the beaches at Cobourg. The waves lap at the doors at cottages at the east end of the town which formerly were some distance from the water's edge. Park trees stick up out of the water at considerable distances from dry land. Here gasoline tanks on the west beach are almost at the water's edge and the steel fence which was once on cry land can be seen sticking up out of the waters. Bushes in the foreground indicate the rise of the waterline. Open in full size

Cobourg Beaches under water as Lake level rises. Highest lake levels since; 1915 have all but covered the beaches at Cobourg. The waves lap at the doors at cottages at the east end of the town which formerly were some distance from the water's edge. Park trees stick up out of the water at considerable distances from dry land. Here gasoline tanks on the west beach are almost at the water's edge and the steel fence which was once on cry land can be seen sticking up out of the waters. Bushes in the foreground indicate the rise of the waterline.

Picture, 1943, English

Cobourg Beaches under water as Lake level rises. Highest lake levels since; 1915 have all but covered the beaches at Cobourg. The waves lap at the doors at cottages at the east end of the town which formerly were some distance from the water's edge. Park trees stick up out of the water at considerable distances from dry land. Here gasoline tanks on the west beach are almost at the water's edge and the steel fence which was once on cry land can be seen sticking up out of the waters. Bushes in the foreground indicate the rise of the waterline.

Picture, 1943, English

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Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Cobourg

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0106237f