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Mattawa in Nipissing District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Canoe Route to the West

 
 
Canoe Route to the West Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
1. Canoe Route to the West Marker
Inscription.  
Here, when the canoe was the principal means of travel, explorers, voyageurs, missionaries and others bound for the West, left the Ottawa River and followed the Mattawa River to Lake Nipissing, the French River and the upper Great Lakes. For over 200 years the Mattawa River formed part of the route linking the St. Lawrence River settlements with the vast interior of the continent. Among the historic figures who passed here were: Samuel de Champlain, 1615; Jean Nicolet, 1620; fathers Brébeuf, 1626, and Lalemant, 1648; Radisson and Groseilliers, 1685; La Vérendrye, 1731; Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 1794; and David Thompson, 1812.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1615.
 
Location. 46° 19.126′ N, 78° 42.391′ W. Marker is in Mattawa, Ontario, in Nipissing District. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Main Street (County Highway 533), on the
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left when traveling north on Water Street. Marker is located in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mattawa ON P0H 1V0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mattawa Route (within shouting distance of this marker); French-Canadian Settlement and the CPR in the Mattawa area (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mattawa House 1837 (about 240 meters away).
 
Wideview of Canoe Route to the West Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
2. Wideview of Canoe Route to the West Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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