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About my typing of 'centres' — sorry, it was automatic, not deliberate. Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 20:22, 4 Feb 2005 (UTC)

big ass fire[edit]

any info about this?

http://thehistorycellar.blogspot.com/2009/03/in-fall-of-1896-town-of-ontonagon-in.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 218.166.210.235 (talk) 03:59, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Information removed[edit]

I removed this confusing paragraph from the geography section, because it fails to provide adequate citations, and the one reference listed does not actually mention anything relevant to Ontonagon. While it is interesting to note if Ontonagon is the westernmost incorporated community in the Eastern time zone, that tidbit might be superfluous and hard to adequately source. The information I removed is as followed:

Ontonagon is the westernmost incorporated community in the United States to be located in the legally designated Eastern Time Zone as determined by the United States Department of Transportation. In the summer, the sun sets over Lake Superior at 10 p.m. local time, with dusk lasting until almost 11 p.m. By contrast, in the winter, the sun does not rise until just before 9 a.m. and it is still pitch black at 8 a.m.[citation needed] Ontonagon is within one degree of longitude to the east of the 90th meridian west, which is actually the meridian for the Central Time Zone.[1] Therefore, Ontonagon should theoretically be situated in the Central Time Zone, not the Eastern Time Zone.[citation needed] As a result of this idiosyncrasy, Ontonagon actually has its solar noon occur either at or near 1 p.m. during the winter when standard time (EST) is being observed and 2 p.m. when daylight saving time (EDT) is being observed.[1] The same is true for solar midnight, which occurs at or near 1 a.m. while on standard time and 2 a.m. while on daylight saving time.[citation needed]

  1. ^ a b O'Donoghue, Aileen A. (n.d.). "Time Zones" (PDF). Phys 102 Astronomy. Canton, New York: St. Lawrence University. Retrieved January 27, 2020.