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 ====== The Summer of 1816 ====== ====== The Summer of 1816 ======
  
-The summer of the year of 1816 should have been a joyous year.  1815 was the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Peace had returned to the world. ​  But as military activities dissipated, another equally formidable threat bore down on the citizens of [[glengarry|Glengarry]].  Mother Nature had a severe meteorological challenge in store.+The summer of the year of 1816 should have been a joyous year.  1815 was the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Peace had returned to the world. ​  But as military activities dissipated, another equally formidable threat bore down on the citizens of Glengarry. ​ Mother Nature had a severe meteorological challenge in store.
  
 The unusual spring and summer weather of 1816 is well recorded in the North Eastern United States and Europe. ​ Canadian records of this period are largely drawn from contemporary newspaper reports. ​ These reports can be augmented by regular temperature observations taken in Quebec City, by the Rev. Alexander Spark, and, in Montreal, by members of the McCord family. ​ However, there were no official meteorological readings, as this field only became of interest to governments in Europe and North America in the mid-nineteenth century. The unusual spring and summer weather of 1816 is well recorded in the North Eastern United States and Europe. ​ Canadian records of this period are largely drawn from contemporary newspaper reports. ​ These reports can be augmented by regular temperature observations taken in Quebec City, by the Rev. Alexander Spark, and, in Montreal, by members of the McCord family. ​ However, there were no official meteorological readings, as this field only became of interest to governments in Europe and North America in the mid-nineteenth century.
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