The Kaministikwia Route

The Kaministikwia Route (HM20F6)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 5M9 Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 24.077', W 89° 37.517'

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This chain of rivers, lakes and portages linking the St. Lawrence system with the waterways of the prairies had been known to the Indians for centuries when Jacques de Noyon first travelled it in 1688. After 1800, when the boundary settlement had placed the more southerly Grand Portage in the United States, the North West Company re-opened Kaministikwia route, which for almost 25 years was the main highway to the west. From Fort William at the mouth of the river canoes were tracked upriver to this point, the first major obstacle on the route.
HM NumberHM20F6
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 305697 N 5364232
Decimal Degrees48.40128333, -89.62528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 24.077', W 89° 37.517'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 24' 4.6200000000001" N, 89° 37' 31.02" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Village Trail, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 5M9, CA
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