The Mattawa Route

The Mattawa Route (tmp-25fa5)

Location: Mattawa, Ontario P0H Nipissing District
Country: Canada
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N 46° 19.118', W 78° 42.357'

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When west-bound voyageurs left the Ottawa here at Mattawa, "the forks," they faced 11 portages in the next 40 miles. The Mattawa, or Petite-Rivière, was a key link in the historic canoe route between Montréal and the upper Great Lakes and the Northwest, for its headwaters are separated from Lake Nipissing and the Lake Huron drainage only by the La Vase portages. This route had already been used for millennia by Indians before it was first seen by Europeans in the early 17th century. For more than 200 years thereafter, it was one of Canada's main highways of exploration and commerce.
HM Numbertmp-25fa5
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 5:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 676609 N 5132008
Decimal Degrees46.31863333, -78.70595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 19.118', W 78° 42.357'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 19' 7.08" N, 78° 42' 21.42" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 181 Water St, Mattawa Ontario P0H, CA
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