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Bay of Quinte

Bay of Quinte is a bay on the northern shore of Lake Ontario.

Located about 200 kilometers from Toronto and 400 from Montreal, the Bay of Quinte is a long, thin bay in the shape of a letter "Z". The northern side of the bay is defined by the mainland, while the southern side follows the shore of Prince Edward Peninsula[?]. Beginning in the east with the outlet to Lake Ontario, the bay runs west-southwest for 25 kilometers to Picton, Ontario[?], where it turns north-northwest for another 20 kilometers as far as Deseronto, Ontario[?]. From there it turns south-southwest again for another 40 kilometers, running past Big Island[?] on the south and Belleville, Ontario on the north. The width of the bay rarely exceeds two kilometers. The bay ends at Quinte West, Ontario[?] (formerly Trenton) and the Trent River[?], both also on the north side. The Murray Canal[?] has been cut through the few miles separating the end of the bay and Lake Ontario on the west side. The Trent River is part of the Trent-Severn Waterway, a canal connecting Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe[?] and then Georgian Bay[?] on Lake Huron.

Note: The distances of the legs of the bay are probably wrong. I couldn't find actual measurements, so I eyeballed it based on known distances.



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