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Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

The North West Company Post

 
 
The North West Company Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
1. The North West Company Post Marker
Inscription.  
Travellers on the canoe route to the West had to make a portage around the St. Mary's rapids. The North West Company established a fur-trading post south of the river by 1791. After the British abandoned their occupation of the American midwest, the company moved its post here in 1797. The depot eventually included storehouses, a canal and lock, a sawmill, and a portage road. Wharves were built at either end of the rapids for boats to unload supplies. An American invasion fleet razed the site in 1814, but the Nor'Westers rebuilt it almost immediately. It became a Hudson's Bay Company post following the union of the two rival fur trading companies in 1821.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 46° 30.904′ N, 84° 20.732′ W. Marker is in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in Algoma District. Marker can be reached from Hub Trail, 0.1 kilometers east of Canal Drive, on the right when traveling
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east. Marker is located near the water along the Hub Trail pedestrian walkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sault Ste Marie ON P6A 6W4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Hector Clergue (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The First Sault Ste. Marie Canal (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Sault Ste. Marie Ship Canal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Algoma Central Corporation (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Anna Jameson (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The "Chicora" Incident (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Why Preserve This Big Hunk of Steel? / Pourquoi préserver cette énorme structure d'acier? (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); What a Rush! / Urgence! (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sault Ste. Marie.
 
Wideview of The North West Company Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
2. Wideview of The North West Company Post Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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