La Vase Portages

La Vase Portages (HM216K)

Location: North Bay, Ontario P1B 8G4 Nipissing District
Country: Canada
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N 46° 18.166', W 79° 23.048'

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The historic La Vase (Mud) Portages began at the head of the nearby pond. These three portages, connecting Trout Lake and the lower La Vase River, were linked by small navigable streams and ponds. They formed part of the great canoe route via the Ottawa and Mattawa Rivers, Lake Nipissing and the French River, leading to the upper Great Lakes and the West, which was followed by the early explorers, missionaries and fur traders. Among many famous men who passed here were:
Étienne Brûlé, 1600; Samuel de Champlain, 1605;Father Jean de Brébeuf, 1626; Jean Nicolet, 1634;Pierre de la Vérendrye, 1731; Alexander Henry, 1761;and Sir Alexander MacKenzie, 1802.
HM NumberHM216K
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 624435 N 5128956
Decimal Degrees46.30276667, -79.38413333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 18.166', W 79° 23.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 18' 9.96" N, 79° 23' 2.8799999999999" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 870 Trans-Canada Hwy, North Bay Ontario P1B 8G4, CA
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