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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pirogue Landing

 
 
Pirogue Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 30, 2008
1. Pirogue Landing Marker
Inscription. Terminal point where French-Canadian boats, hollowed from 30-60 foot poplar logs, brought families and cargo up the Maumee River from Toledo and Detroit, and returned furs to Lake Erie in exchange for traders' supplies, from the late 1700's until the canal era of the 1840's
 
Erected by Allen County - Fort Wayne Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 4.997′ N, 85° 8.164′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Superior Street and Spy Run Avenue / Purple Heart Memorial Hwy (U.S. 27), on the left when traveling east on Superior Street. Click for map. Marker is just east of Don Hall's Old Gas House Restaurant. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Fort Wayne Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Last Two American Forts/The Siege of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fur Traders and the Military at Fort Wayne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miami Legend of the Sandhill Crane (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Americans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flood Retention Walls
Pirogue Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 30, 2008
2. Pirogue Landing Marker
Looking west.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Little Turtle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wabash & Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Categories. AnimalsColonial EraExplorationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,676 times since then and 190 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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