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ridge with Mr. Edward Ward as manager. He later gave up the mink business, and used his equipment as a hatchery, to raise ducks in captivity from eggs brought in from the marsh by the guides.
Delta beach has grown in popularity through the years, and there are many summer homes there now. With its soft sand and graduating depth of water, it is an ideal spot for family vacations. Even the tiniest toddlers can bathe and have fun in the sun, while adult swimmers choose their own level.
During the hot summer months, the road to Delta is a busy road. However, there is plenty of room for passing, and anyone wanting to dawdle along and take in the beauty of the countryside can do so.
THE DELTA SYNDICATE
The Association, in 1913, had Mr. Alex Taylor, M.L.S. make a survey of its holdings along the Lake shore from the Eastern boun dary of same Westerly to the East shore-line of Eagle's Nest Creek, and in due course a plan of the same was made and registered in the local Land Titles Office as No. 427. In the Plan there were shown 33 Lots that have a lake frontage of approximately 100 feet each, and run north and south from a little under 100 feet to a little over 300 feet, depending on the shore line of the Lake. The Plan suggests that the Lots might not extend right down to the water's edge even at the date it was made, and, of course, the water is now considerably lower than it was in 1913. Provision was made on the Plan for a road allowance along the south side of the Lots. Placing the average depth of the Lots with the road allowance at 250 feet, the Plan would have an area of 825,000 square feet or 18.9 acres, which leaves the Association with approximately 190 acres over and above the plan.
When Mr. Charles Sing, Q.c., B.A., LL.B. made a personal inspection in the summer of 1968 he said that there was not a great deal of the above mentioned property under water. He also said, "This is accounted for to a considerable extent at the present time to the low level of the Lake. If the Lake were raised another foot or two the Association's Holdings under water would very materially increase and in that event "they would probably be worth considerably more money, as they would have a greater value for trapping purposes and also would likely have value from a shooting viewpoint. The ridge along the shore of the Lake west of Eagle's Nest Creek appears to be very similar to the land subdivided. There-