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Situated in east-central Illinois, Moraine View State Recreation Area centers around Dawson Lake, a 158-acre artificial lake, and includes a forest of oak and hickory.

Activities: The primary trail here for hiking and backpacking is the 1.5-mile Tall Timber Trail. There are also 10 miles of bridle trails. Fishing is available at the lake, and hunting is permitted in season.

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Camping Regulations: Primitive camping is allowed along the Tall Timber Trail. A permit must be obtained from the park office.

For Further Information: Moraine View State Recreation Area, RR 2, Box 110, LeRoy, IL 61752; (309)724-8032.

This is an excellent if extremely deep wrecksite and will make a very good boat-angling venue. The Auckland Castle (Official No. 86358) was a 1084-ton riveted iron-hulled steam cargo ship measuring 68. 58 m in length, with a 9.77-m beam and a 4.87-m draught. S. P. Austin and Son at Wear Dock, Sunderland built and completed her as Yard No. 143 in August 1883; she was launched on 21 August 1883 for Mordey and Carney at Newport.

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