The North West Company Post

The North West Company Post (HM20AA)

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6W4 Algoma District
Country: Canada

N 46° 30.904', W 84° 20.732'

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Travellers on the canoe route to the West had to make a portage around the St. Mary's rapids. The North West Company established a fur-trading post south of the river by 1791. After the British abandoned their occupation of the American midwest, the company moved its post here in 1797. The depot eventually included storehouses, a canal and lock, a sawmill, and a portage road. Wharves were built at either end of the rapids for boats to unload supplies. An American invasion fleet razed the site in 1814, but the Nor'Westers rebuilt it almost immediately. It became a Hudson's Bay Company post following the union of the two rival fur trading companies in 1821.
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HM NumberHM20AA
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Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 703622 N 5154701
Decimal Degrees46.51506667, -84.34553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 30.904', W 84° 20.732'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 30' 54.24" N, 84° 20' 43.92" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Hub Trail, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario P6A 6W4, CA
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