In Commemoration of the Treaty Between Great Britain and the Russian Empire

In Commemoration of the Treaty Between Great Britain and the Russian Empire (HMX09)

Location: Victoria, BC 19958 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.257', W 123° 22.253'

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28 February 1825, Demarcating Canada's Western Boundary

[English]
In Commemoration of the Treaty Between Great Britain and the Russian Empire, 28 February 1825, Demarcating Canada's Western Boundary
[Russian]
В память Договора между Великобританией и Россия империи, 28 февраля 1825 года, Разграничение западной границе Канады
[French]
Comm?morant Trait? Entre la Grande Bretagne et l'Empire de la Russie, le 28 F?vrier 1825, Delimitant la Frontiere du Canada de l'Ouest
[English]
By this treaty - which established the Anglo-Russian boundaries on the northwest coast of North America - the Russian Empire ceded to Great Britain what is now the Province of British Columbia, the Yukon and part of the North-West Territories, Great Britain ceded to the Russian Empire what is now the State of Alaska.This treaty resolved the long international contention for maritime and territorial supremacy in the Pacific Northwest rising from independent discoveries and explorations by Russian and Ukrainians, Spaniards, British and Americans, and the overland fur-traders from Eastern Canada.The Sea Otter - whose highly-prized furs were the mainstay of the maritime fur trade in the in the North Pacific - was a significant factor in the mercantile disputes and subsequent boundary demarcation on the Northwest Coast.The signing of the 1825 boundary treaty extended Canada's territorial limits from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific and the Arctic - as they have remained to this day
Signatory for Great Britain: The Right Honourable Stratford Canning.
Co-signatories for the Russian Empire: The principle negotiator Petro Poletica, Ukrainian plenipotentiary to the United States; and Graf Karl Robert Nesselirode:
Committee for the 150th anniversary of the demarcation of Canada's western boundary.
Honorary President:
The Rt. Hon. John C. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P.Founder and President: Mykhaylo Huculak, Ph.D
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HM NumberHMX09
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Year Placed1975
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 2:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472559 N 5363155
Decimal Degrees48.42095000, -123.37088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.257', W 123° 22.253'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 15.42" N, 123° 22' 15.18" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 192-298 Inner-Harbour Pathway, Victoria BC 19958, CA
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