Last Spike at Feist Lake

Last Spike at Feist Lake (HM20F2)

Location: , Ontario P0V Kenora District
Country: Canada
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N 49° 50.81', W 93° 51.48'

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In the 1870s, Canada needed a reliable all-Canadian transportation route between Lake Superior and the western prairie territories it acquired in 1869. After promising a rail connection to British Columbia, the federal government started to build a railway between Thunder Bay and Red River in 1875. It took seven years to complete the 600 kilometre (375 mile) line. Thousands of workers battled mosquitoes and blackflies as they cut trees, blasted granite, bridged chasms and filled in muskeg. On June 19, 1882, the last spike was driven just south of here near Feist Lake. The line was transferred to the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway, which delivered the first shipment of western grain to Thunder Bay in the fall of 1883.
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HM NumberHM20F2
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Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15U E 438314 N 5521954
Decimal Degrees49.84683333, -93.85800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 50.81', W 93° 51.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 50' 48.6" N, 93° 51' 28.8" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near ON-17, Ontario P0V, CA
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