The Hillsborough River

The Hillsborough River (HM1IR4)

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4P5 Queens County
Country: Canada

N 46° 13.999', W 63° 7.167'

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La rivière Hillsborough

— Mimtuka'q Sipu —

English:
The Hillsborough River watershed, totaling over 350 square kilometres, is the largest river system in Prince Edward Island. As a river highway, it provides a direct link to our rich human heritage, from the Mi'Kmaq who depended on the river for food and travel, to the 1864 meeting of the Fathers of Confederation, to the fishers of today and tomorrow. The Hillsborough also harbours the largest saltwater and freshwater marshlands on Prince Edward Island, providing for a diverse natural heritage. This plaque recognizes the special heritage of the Hillsborough and the commitment of the Hillsborough River Association and local citizens to its preservation. As a Canadian Heritage River, management of the Hillsborough will give national recognition and protection to this important waterway.

French:
D'une superficie de plus de 350 kilomètres carrés, le bassin hydrographique de la rivière Hillsborough est le plus important de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Cette rivière navigable assure un lien direct entre diverses composantes de notre riche patrimoine humain: des Mi'Kmaq qui en dépendaient pour leur nourriture et leurs déplacements, jusqu'aux pêchers d'aujourd'hui et de demain qui y recherchent leur subsistance, en passant par les Pères de la Confédération qui se sont réunis sur ses rives en 1864. En outre, la rivière Hillsborough recèle les plus vastes marais d'eau salée et d'eau douce de I'Île, lesquels abritent un patrimoine naturel des plus diversifiés. Cette plaque reconnaît le patrimoine exceptionnel de la rivière et l'engagement de ses riverains et de la Hillsborough River Association à en préserver le caractère. Sa désignation comme rivière du patrimoine canadien lui assure un reconnaissance nationale et la protection qu'elle mérite à titre de rivière importante du Canada.

Mi'kmaq:
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HM NumberHM1IR4
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Canadian Heritage Rivers System / Le Réseau de rivières du patrimoine canadien
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 490789 N 5119978
Decimal Degrees46.23331667, -63.11945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 13.999', W 63° 7.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 13' 59.94" N, 63° 7' 10.02" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4 Prince St, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island C1A 4P5, CA
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