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    Transcribed from the February 1909 edition of Rod and Gun and Motor Sports in Canada—italics notes by Basswood Lake Outfitters

    The winter of 1907-08 was spent by me on Lake Waquekobing (Big Basswood Lake), at the club house of the Canadian Camp Club of which I had charge.

    Readers of ''Rod and Gun" who live in lower latitudes than this may be interested in winter conditions here. Not that our latitude is so very high; we are about in line with the middle of France and some three degrees farther south than Vancouver. We have, however, no warm ocean currents to temper the boreal breezes that come from the icebound Arctic seas. Our elevation, too, of over a thousand feet above sea level has its influence in lowering the general temperature.