Methye Portage

Methye Portage (HM5KP)

Location: Fort McMurray, AB T0A 1P0 Division No. 16
Country: Canada

N 56° 43.867', W 111° 22.34'

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The earliest trade route between eastward and northward flowing waters followed the Clearwater River and the Methye Portage.

Discovered by Peter Pond in 1778 and used continuously for more than a century for more than a century by fur-traders and explorers, including Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Sir John Franklin, and Sir George Simpson.
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HM NumberHM5KP
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Year Placed1937
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:18am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12V E 477218 N 6287517
Decimal Degrees56.73111667, -111.37233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 56° 43.867', W 111° 22.34'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds56° 43' 52.02" N, 111° 22' 20.40" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Hardin St, Fort McMurray AB T0A 1P0, CA
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