Mattawa House 1837

Mattawa House 1837 (tmp-cd2e9)

Location: Mattawa, Ontario P0H Nipissing District
Country: Canada
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N 46° 19.166', W 78° 42.563'

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Trading in furs at this junction of historic canoe routes probably began during the French regime. At intervals during the 1820's and 1830's Chief Trader John Siveright, commanding the Hudson's Bay Company's post at Fort Coulonge, sent men to trade at Mattawa. In 1837, primarily to counteract trading by lumbermen, the company established a permanent post there. Its original site was chosen by the company's governor, George Simpson, but before 1843 it was moved to this point. In later years, faced with diminishing fur trade, the post supplied its former rivals the lumbermen and turned to general trade in the community which grew around it. Mattawa House was closed in 1908.
HM Numbertmp-cd2e9
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 676342 N 5132089
Decimal Degrees46.31943333, -78.70938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 19.166', W 78° 42.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 19' 9.96" N, 78° 42' 33.78" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 ON-533, Mattawa Ontario P0H, CA
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