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

Pirogue Landing

 
 
Pirogue Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsColonial EraExplorationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 4.997′ N, 85° 8.164′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. It is in East Central. 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. Marker is just east of Don Hall's Old Gas House Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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The Nickel Plate Railroad (about 500 feet away); The Wabash And Erie Canal (about 500 feet away); Whistler's Fort (about 600 feet away); Reconstruction of Whistler's Fort (about 600 feet away); Takaoka and Fort Wayne Time Capsule (about 600 feet away); This Barr And Columbia Street Intersection (about 600 feet away); Barr And Columbia (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Pirogue Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 30, 2008
2. Pirogue Landing Marker
Looking west.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,175 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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