The First Sault Ste. Marie Canal

The First Sault Ste. Marie Canal (HM20BI)

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 5P4 Algoma District
Country: Canada

N 46° 30.946', W 84° 20.916'

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The French explorers who first reached this favoured Ojibway hunting and fishing ground were soon followed by fur traders and missionaries who built a post and mission. By 1762 the region had come under British control and the trade eventually fell into the hands of the North West Company. Canoes and larger boats were towed through the rapids, sometimes by oxen, until 1797-8 when the Company built a canal with a wooden lock sufficiently large to admit a Montreal canoe. The lock was destroyed by American troops in 1814.
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HM NumberHM20BI
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 703384 N 5154770
Decimal Degrees46.51576667, -84.34860000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 30.946', W 84° 20.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 30' 56.76" N, 84° 20' 54.96" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 75 Huron St, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario P6A 5P4, CA
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