The "Chicora" Incident

The "Chicora" Incident (HM20AB)

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6W4 Algoma District
Country: Canada
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N 46° 30.802', W 84° 21.279'

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1870

In May, 1870, Col. Garnet Wolseley arrived here with an expeditionary force of British regulars and Canadian militia aboard the steamer "Chicora". They were travelling to Fort Garry on the Red River to put down an uprising led by Louis Riel. The canal at the Sault was then on American territory, and Wolseley was compelled to debark and transport his troops and military supplies overland on the Ontario side. The "Chicora" was then permitted to traverse the canal and take aboard her passengers and cargo. This incident promoted the construction of a Canadian canal which was completed in 1895.
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HM NumberHM20AB
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Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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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 702929 N 5154488
Decimal Degrees46.51336667, -84.35465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 30.802', W 84° 21.279'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 30' 48.12" N, 84° 21' 16.74" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Canal Dr, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario P6A 6W4, CA
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