1848 - 1932Born at Brockville, Canada West, Chaffey became a shipbuilder on the Great Lakes and the inventor of a new type of propeller. Subsequently he went to California where, in partnership with his brother, he built a model irrigation project and founded the city of Ontario. At the request of Alfred Deakin, later Prime Minister of Australia, Chaffey went to that continent in 1886 where he began irrigated fruit production in the Murray Valley. By proving that irrigation was practical, Chaffey was largely responsible for the successful development of the fruit industry in Australia.
|Placed By||Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 446139 N 4937746|
|Decimal Degrees||44.59105000, -75.67856667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 35.463', W 75° 40.714'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 35' 27.78" N, 75° 40' 42.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Park St, Brockville Ontario K6V 1A3, CA|
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