George Chaffey

George Chaffey (HM1MRF)

Location: Brockville, Ontario K6V 1A3 Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 35.463', W 75° 40.714'

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1848 - 1932

Born at Brockville, Canada West, Chaffey became a shipbuilder on the Great Lakes and the inventor of a new type of propeller. Subsequently he went to California where, in partnership with his brother, he built a model irrigation project and founded the city of Ontario. At the request of Alfred Deakin, later Prime Minister of Australia, Chaffey went to that continent in 1886 where he began irrigated fruit production in the Murray Valley. By proving that irrigation was practical, Chaffey was largely responsible for the successful development of the fruit industry in Australia.
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HM NumberHM1MRF
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Year Placed1958
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 446139 N 4937746
Decimal Degrees44.59105000, -75.67856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.463', W 75° 40.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 27.78" N, 75° 40' 42.84" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Park St, Brockville Ontario K6V 1A3, CA
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