Quinte, Bay of


Quin·te, Bay of

geographical name \ˈkwin-tē\

Definition of QUINTE, BAY OF

inlet of Lake Ontario in Canada in SE Ontario; connected with Georgian Bay by Trent Canal

Quinte, Bay of

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Arm of Lake Ontario, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It extends for 75 mi (121 km) from its entrance near Amherst Island to Murray Canal at the western end. A resort area, it is a scenic, narrow bay with many small inlets. Among the major settlements around the bay are Trenton, Belleville, Deseronto, and Picton. The bay's name was derived from Kenté, an Indian village on the bay's western shore.

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