Abstract

The surficial deposits, ice movements, and glacial lakes are described within an area of 25 000 square miles in northwestern Ontario. Field studies and subsequent interpretation of aerial photographs suggest the existence of two major and one minor ice mass during late Wisconsin glaciation. Movements by the various ice masses are shown and correlated. The extent of several glacial lakes and their drainage channels are described. A reconstruction of the sequence of events, based on morphological features, allows a tentative correlation of Glacial Lake Agassiz in the west with Glacial Lake Minong stages in the Superior basin. A radiocarbon date of 9 380 ± 150 years B.P. (GSC No. 287) was obtained from wood buried in a post-Minong beach.

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