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George Lessard's Portfolio > Jolliffe Island, Yellowknife NWT by George Lessard

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Jun 29, 2009
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Jun 27, 2009
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Here we see Jollife Island in Yellowknife Bay on Great Slave Lake... with the floating bedroom houseboat community... from the Federal Government Dock in Old Town...

For more information about the town of Yellowknife, please vist www.yellowknife.ca Will open in a new tab or window
c) 2009 George Lessard, Photographer.

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GEORGE LESSARD
451 Norseman Dr.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2J1, Canada
Yellowknife Land Line # (867) 873-2662
Yellowknife Cell # (867) 445-9193
SKYPE: themediamentor
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YELLOWKNIFE'S 'WATER SQUATTERS'

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A community of about 30 houses built on barges has staked out pieces of Yellowknife Bay and the owners get many of the benefits of city living without the taxes
Trish Audette , Canwest News Service
Published: Thursday, October 16, 2008

YELLOWKNIFE - Tony Foliot dips his coffee cup into the water of Yellowknife Bay, then takes a sip as he steers his motorboat, eyes on the multi-coloured houses floating at the foot of Jolliffe Island.

The water is his highway, his yard and his home.

He points out his own house - two storeys, blue with yellow trim - gently bobbing just a few metres from Yellowknife's Old Town.

"I built it a little bit at a time, like Johnny Cash," Foliot says.

He calls himself a second-generation "water squatter," part of a community that has staked out pieces of the bay for the past three decades.

Most of the 30 houses on the bay are built on barges kept afloat on empty fuel tanks welded together. Chains anchor the homes in place, and since they don't touch shore, the squatters don't pay property taxes because they don't own land...."


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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 2107 megapixels (115392 x 18263 pixels)
Input images: 490 (49 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 191.7 degrees wide by 30.3 degrees high (top=2.8, bottom=-27.6)
Settings:
Keep projected images
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-27 04:43:09 - 2009-06-27 05:14:49
Aperture: f/5
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 24.5 to 65.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 24.9 to 51.2 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 5:18:20 (0:38 per picture)
Alignment: 24:26, Projection: 46:58, Blending: 4:06:55

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