The Grand Portage

The Grand Portage (HM165E)

Location: Grand Portage, MN 55605 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 57.768', W 89° 41.076'

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The Grand Portage, or Great Carrying Place, was a key 18th century link between the Pigeon River and Lake Superior, making it also a vital connection between Montreal and the rich fur-bearing lands far to the northwest. Traveled for centuries before by Native peoples, the 8.5 mile portage bypassed the unnavigable rapids and waterfalls on the lower 21 miles of the Pigeon River. Beginning about 1731, thousands of tons of furs and traded goods were carried across the Grand Portage on the backs of voyageurs. Each summer a great Rendezvous was held on these grounds near Lake Superior. Most of the trade here was over by 1803, but use of the portage is still covered by an 1842 treaty.
HM NumberHM165E
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 299604 N 5315653
Decimal Degrees47.96280000, -89.68460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 57.768', W 89° 41.076'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 57' 46.08" N, 89° 41' 4.56" W
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Area Code(s)218
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-140 Co Rd 17, Grand Portage MN 55605, US
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