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Brockville in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

George Chaffey

1848 - 1932

 
 
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By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
1. George Chaffey Marker
Inscription.  Born at Brockville, Canada West, Chaffey became a shipbuilder on the Great Lakes and the inventor of a new type of propeller. Subsequently he went to California where, in partnership with his brother, he built a model irrigation project and founded the city of Ontario. At the request of Alfred Deakin, later Prime Minister of Australia, Chaffey went to that continent in 1886 where he began irrigated fruit production in the Murray Valley. By proving that irrigation was practical, Chaffey was largely responsible for the successful development of the fruit industry in Australia.
 
Erected 1958 by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 44° 35.463′ N, 75° 40.714′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker can be reached from Water Street East. Marker is located on the waterfront in Centeen Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Water Street East, Brockville, Ontario K6V 1A3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cossitt Terrace (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Steacy and Bowie Homes
Wideview of George Chaffey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
2. Wideview of George Chaffey Marker
(about 180 meters away); Paul Glasford House (about 180 meters away); The Great War Memorial (about 240 meters away); Brockville Rowing Club (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Major James M. Walsh (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Brockville Ferry Depot (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Garbutt's Hotel / Hotel Manitonna (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - George Chaffey. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 216 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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