Bear Brook (Ontario)

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Bear Brook
ruisseau Bear
Map of Southern Ontario with a dot at the location of the mouth of Bear Brook
Map of Southern Ontario with a dot at the location of the mouth of Bear Brook
Location of the mouth of Bear Brook in Southern Ontario
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
CountyPrescott and Russell
Municipalities
Physical characteristics
SourceConfluence of two unnamed streams
 • locationEdwards
 • coordinates45°20′54″N 75°27′49″W / 45.34833°N 75.46361°W / 45.34833; -75.46361[2]
 • elevation70 m (230 ft)[3]
MouthSouth Nation River
 • location
The Nation
 • coordinates
45°25′11″N 75°04′13″W / 45.41972°N 75.07028°W / 45.41972; -75.07028[1]Coordinates: 45°25′11″N 75°04′13″W / 45.41972°N 75.07028°W / 45.41972; -75.07028[1]
 • elevation
48 m (157 ft)[3]
Basin features
ProgressionSouth Nation RiverOttawa RiverSaint Lawrence RiverGulf of Saint Lawrence
River systemOttawa River drainage basin

Bear Brook (French: ruisseau Bear) is a small stream in the municipalities of Clarence-Rockland and The Nation, United Counties of Prescott and Russell, and the city of Ottawa in eastern Ontario, Canada. It forms in the fields and forests just north of Edwards, and flows in a mostly eastern direction to its mouth as a left tributary of the South Nation River.[1][2][4][5][6]

Communities along the brook include Edwards, Carlsbad Springs, Bearbrook, Cheney, and Bourget.

History[edit]

In the mid 19th century, the Bear Brook was used by loggers for floating timber to sawmills, a few of which operated in Carlsbad Springs from 1854 to 1905. It was also used by settlers for transportation to their homesteads. However the brook was too small and dry in the summer, and its use for transportation was quickly discontinued upon completion of Russell Road. All the surrounding mature forests have been logged, and consequently the brook drains faster.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bear Brook". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  2. ^ a b "Toporama (on-line map and search)". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  3. ^ a b "Google Earth". Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  4. ^ "Ontario Geonames GIS (on-line map and search)". Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. 2014. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  5. ^ Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #5 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  6. ^ Map 11 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 700,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2020-01-01. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  7. ^ Gloucester Historical Society

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