Combermere, Ontario

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Combermere is located in Ontario
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Location of Combermere in Ontario
Combermere

Combermere is a village located along the Madawaska River in south-eastern Ontario, Canada. It is part of Township of Madawaska Valley. Combermere is best known as home to Madonna House, but the community provides access to numerous lakes and rivers for cottagers and tourists who visit the area. Another tourist attraction is a local museum called Mission House Museum and Gallery.[1] The village is also home to the Sinking of the Mayflower Steamship lookout, which gives tourists an overlooking view of the lake where the Mayflower sank on the night of November 12th, 1912. [2]

Climate[edit]

Extensive damage resulted when a tornado moved through the area during the evening hours of August 2, 2006. Trailers, roofs and cottages sustained heavy damages with an estimated cost of over one million dollars from the tornado (a strength of F1 according to Environment Canada). A state of emergency was declared in Combermere after the tornado. Acres of land were flattened and groves of century-old pines were destroyed. The same storm that produced the tornado also left about 175,000 hydro customers without power. No lives were lost in the community.[3]

Noted Inhabitants[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.missionhousemuseum.com/index.php?whichpage=home
  2. ^ http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2012/11/22/escaping-on-a-coffin-remembering-the-sinking-of-the-mayflower
  3. ^ "Summer storm spawned 8 twisters". The Globe and Mail (Canada): A11. August 11, 2006.
  4. ^ "Combermere". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved September 16, 2015.

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Coordinates: 45°21′50″N 77°36′59″W / 45.36389°N 77.61639°W / 45.36389; -77.61639