"V27159 Canadian Winter Sports, Ice Yachting, Ontario, Canada" "Keystone View Company Copyrighted, Underwood & Underwood, Inc. Manufacturers, Publishers, Made in U.S.A." "Meadvile, Pa., New Yor, N.Y., Chicago, Ill., London, England"
WINTER SPORTS IN CANADA - ICE YACHTING
Not so very long ago, Canadians used to think that the less said about their winters the better. however, with the growing interest in winter sports, they now are very proud of their winter season and many tourists from the United States each year join with the Canadians in the sports their winter seasons afford. There is ample opportunity for all who enjoy these sports to indulge in toboganning, snowshoeing, and skiing. Dog sled meets are frequent and the sport of "mushing" is enjoyed by many.
In all parts of Canada except Southern British Columbia, the rivers and the smaller lakes freeze over in the early winter and remain frozen until the early spring. Usually the ice is very smooth, and great stretches, as smooth as glass, extending for miles, offer unsurpassed pleasure to the devotee of skating. Those who have had the privilege of out-door ice skating declare there is no greater plesure than the exhilaration that comes from the freedom and freshness of this sport.
On the larger bodies of water, such as the lakes, a favorite sport is sailing ice-boats. These craft are very simple to make. Three pieces of wood forming three sides of a triangle have a runner placed at each angle. An ordinary mast and sail will do. The back runner acts as a rudder. When there is a good wind, one can go over smooth ice with one of these boats at a terrific speed, much faster than any sail-boat can possibly move. Often a number of these ice-boats have races, which makes thrilling, though somewhat dangerous, sport.
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