Canoe Route to the West

Canoe Route to the West (tmp-c0dff)

Location: Mattawa, Ontario P0H Nipissing District
Country: Canada

N 46° 19.126', W 78° 42.391'

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Here, when the canoe was the principal means of travel, explorers, voyageurs, missionaries and others bound for the West, left the Ottawa River and followed the Mattawa River to Lake Nipissing, the French River and the upper Great Lakes. For over 200 years the Mattawa River formed part of the route linking the St. Lawrence River settlements with the vast interior of the continent. Among the historic figures who passed here were: Samuel de Champlain, 1615; Jean Nicolet, 1620; fathers Brébeuf, 1626, and Lalemant, 1648; Radisson and Groseilliers, 1685; La Vérendrye, 1731; Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 1794; and David Thompson, 1812.
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HM Numbertmp-c0dff
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 676565 N 5132021
Decimal Degrees46.31876667, -78.70651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 19.126', W 78° 42.391'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 19' 7.56" N, 78° 42' 23.46" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near ON-533, Mattawa Ontario P0H, CA
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