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

Frank MacDougall Parkway

Algonquin Provincial Park

Frank MacDougall Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 2, 2010
1. Frank MacDougall Parkway Marker
Inscription.  Frank A. MacDougall, in whose honour the Parkway was named, served in the Department of Lands and Forests from 1923 until 1966.

From 1931-1941 he was Superintendent of Algonquin Park with headquarters located at nearby Cache Lake. During his term of office he pioneered the use of the airplane in park management, intensified enforcement, provided opportunities for scientific research to be carried out in the park and initiated policies which have resulted in Algonquin Park becoming world renowned for its varied recreational opportunities.

As Deputy Minister, Department of Lands and Forests 1941-66, Mr. MacDougall was instrumental in the creation of the provincial parks system in Ontario. He was also responsible for significant advances in virtually every field of natural resources management.

While his accomplishments are found across the province, it is particularly fitting that Algonquin Park be the location of a permanent memorial to his service in the interests of the resources and the people of the province.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space
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Location. 45° 26.517′ N, 78° 49.216′ W. Marker is near Dwight, Ontario, in Nipissing District. Marker can be reached from Frank MacDougall Parkway (Ontario Route 60) 20 kilometers east of Ontario Route 35. Marker is located near the parking lot on the west side of the Algonquin Provincial Park West Gate Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dwight ON P0A 1H0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Also see . . .  Frank Archibald MacDougall (Wikipedia). Frank MacDougall, known as the "flying Superintendent of Algonquin Park", was important in the development of the park system in the province and for the use of airplanes in forestry. The open airplane was used for patrol purposes on floats in the summer and skis in the winter. For the latter MacDougall had fur lined pants up to his armpits, fur lined boots, fur lined helmet, fur trimmed goggles and his mitts were also fur lined up to his elbows. He would return from a winter trip in this gear shivering with cold but the poaching trade took a sharp decline. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Frank MacDougall Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Frank MacDougall Parkway Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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