The Forwarding Trade at Prescott

The Forwarding Trade at Prescott (HM1MPQ)

Location: Prescott, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 42.535', W 75° 30.85'

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Before the completion of the canals between here and Montreal in 1847, Prescott was the eastern terminus of Great Lakes navigation. Established at the head of Galops Rapids in 1810, it soon became a centre for the forwarding, or shipping, trade and an important centre in Montreal's commercial system. One of the earliest forwarders at Prescott was Captain William Gilkison, who began operations on this property about 1811. As the population of Upper Canada increased rapidly after 1820, the trade expanded and forwarding firms, including Henderson & Hooker and Macpherson, Crane & Co., established shipbuilding yards, wharfs, and warehouses along this waterfront. Prescott's position in the forwarding trade began to decline in 1847 when uninterrupted navigation from Montreal to Lake Ontario became possible.
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Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 459271 N 4950744
Decimal Degrees44.70891667, -75.51416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 42.535', W 75° 30.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 42' 32.1" N, 75° 30' 51" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 Water St W, Prescott Ontario , CA
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