Tehkummah

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Tehkummah
Township (single-tier)
Township of Tehkummah
The MS Chi-Cheemaun docking in South Baymouth
The MS Chi-Cheemaun docking in South Baymouth
Tehkummah is located in Southern Ontario
Tehkummah
Tehkummah
Coordinates: 45°39′N 81°59′W / 45.65°N 81.98°W / 45.65; -81.98Coordinates: 45°39′N 81°59′W / 45.65°N 81.98°W / 45.65; -81.98
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Manitoulin
Incorporated 1881
Government
 • Type Township
 • Reeve Eric Russell
 • MP Carol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPP Michael Mantha (NDP)
Area[1]
 • Land 132.48 km2 (51.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 406
 • Density 3.1/km2 (8/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code P0P 2C0
Area code(s) 705

Tehkummah is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located on Manitoulin Island.

Communities[edit]

The best known community in the township is South Baymouth, the northern docking point of the MS Chi-Cheemaun passenger-car ferry which traverses the Main Channel of Georgian Bay from the community of Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula. At the dock, the provincial Highway 6, whose southern segment ends at Tobermory, resumes and continues northward to its terminus at Highway 17 north of Espanola.

The administrative centre of the township is the community of Tehkummah.

The township also includes the ghost towns of Michael's Bay and Snowville.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Tehkummah community profile
2011 2006
Population: 406 (6.3% from 2006) 382 (4.1% from 2001)
Land area: 132.48 km2 (51.15 sq mi) 132.48 km2 (51.15 sq mi)
Population density: 3.1/km2 (8.0/sq mi) 2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi)
Median age: 54.0 (M: 52.8, F: 54.2)
Total private dwellings: 353 291
Median household income: $35,061
References: 2011[2] 2006[3] earlier[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for South Baymouth (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.8
(46)
8.0
(46.4)
15.0
(59)
24.5
(76.1)
29.5
(85.1)
30.0
(86)
33.9
(93)
32.5
(90.5)
28.3
(82.9)
23.9
(75)
17.2
(63)
14.0
(57.2)
33.9
(93)
Average high °C (°F) −3.2
(26.2)
−2.4
(27.7)
1.5
(34.7)
8.2
(46.8)
14.6
(58.3)
19.3
(66.7)
23.3
(73.9)
22.5
(72.5)
17.4
(63.3)
11.3
(52.3)
5.3
(41.5)
−0.4
(31.3)
9.8
(49.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.9
(17.8)
−7.2
(19)
−3.3
(26.1)
3.8
(38.8)
9.7
(49.5)
14.2
(57.6)
18.2
(64.8)
17.9
(64.2)
13.5
(56.3)
7.7
(45.9)
2.1
(35.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
5.4
(41.7)
Average low °C (°F) −12.5
(9.5)
−12
(10)
−8
(18)
−0.7
(30.7)
4.8
(40.6)
9.0
(48.2)
13.1
(55.6)
13.3
(55.9)
9.5
(49.1)
4.0
(39.2)
−1
(30)
−7.9
(17.8)
1.0
(33.8)
Record low °C (°F) −37
(−35)
−36.5
(−33.7)
−31.1
(−24)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−4.4
(24.1)
0.0
(32)
4.4
(39.9)
−0.6
(30.9)
−3.5
(25.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
−19
(−2)
−33
(−27)
−37
(−35)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 78.1
(3.075)
49.8
(1.961)
63.9
(2.516)
69.2
(2.724)
71.6
(2.819)
58.6
(2.307)
50.9
(2.004)
74.2
(2.921)
95.2
(3.748)
112.0
(4.409)
92.2
(3.63)
94.0
(3.701)
909.6
(35.811)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 13.1
(0.516)
6.5
(0.256)
38.0
(1.496)
57.9
(2.28)
71.6
(2.819)
58.6
(2.307)
50.9
(2.004)
74.2
(2.921)
95.2
(3.748)
111.9
(4.406)
73.6
(2.898)
29.6
(1.165)
681.1
(26.815)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 65.0
(25.59)
43.3
(17.05)
25.9
(10.2)
11.3
(4.45)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.08
(0.031)
18.5
(7.28)
64.5
(25.39)
228.4
(89.92)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 15.9 11.2 10.5 12.1 11.2 10.2 7.9 10.6 12.9 14.9 14.1 17.4 148.9
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 2.7 1.9 5.6 10.2 11.2 10.2 7.9 10.6 12.9 14.9 10.6 5.9 104.5
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 13.5 9.7 5.6 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.08 3.8 12.8 48.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 74.3 97.5 162.8 190.8 242.9 264.6 307.1 256.2 187.8 127.9 70.4 57.5 2,039.8
Percent possible sunshine 26.2 33.4 44.2 47.1 52.6 56.4 64.7 58.6 49.8 37.6 24.6 21.1 43.0
Source: Environment Canada[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tehkummah census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "South Baymouth, Ontario". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 

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