The Mountain Portage

The Mountain Portage (HM20F4)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 5M9 Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 24.082', W 89° 37.498'

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This portage around Kakabeka Falls formed a link in the historic Kaministiquia canoe route connecting Lake Superior with Lake of the Woods and the West. First recorded in 1688 by the French explorer Jacques de Noyon, it was later abandoned in favour of the shorter Grand Portage-Pigeon River route. The latter came under American control following the treaty of 1783, and in 1798 the older route was rediscovered by Roderick McKenzie. From 1803 onward, the Mountain Portage was used by fur traders, explorers, soldiers, and surveyors including Simon McGillivray, David Thompson, Sir George Simpson, Sir John Richardson, Simon J. Dawson, and Col. Garnet Wolseley.
HM NumberHM20F4
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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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 305720 N 5364241
Decimal Degrees48.40136667, -89.62496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 24.082', W 89° 37.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 24' 4.92" N, 89° 37' 29.88" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Village Trail, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 5M9, CA
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