Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma District, Ontario — Central Canada
The “Chicora” Incident
In May, 1870, Col. Garnet Wolseley arrived here with an expeditionary force of British regulars and Canadian militia aboard the steamer "Chicora". They were travelling to Fort Garry on the Red River to put down an uprising led by Louis Riel. The canal at the Sault was then on American territory, and Wolseley was compelled to debark and transport his troops and military supplies overland on the Ontario side. The "Chicora" was then permitted to traverse the canal and take aboard her passengers and cargo. This incident promoted the construction of a Canadian canal which was completed in 1895.
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
Location. 46° 30.802′ N, 84° 21.279′ W. Marker is in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in Algoma District. Marker is on Canal Drive one kilometer west of Huron Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Superintendent Residence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Canal Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6W4, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sault Ste. Marie Ship Canal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The First Sault Ste. Marie Canal (approx. half a Francis Hector Clergue (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The North West Company Post (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Anna Jameson (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Passenger and Packet Freighters on the Upper Great Lakes (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Dr. Roberta Bondar (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); War Memorial Hospital (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sault Ste. Marie.
Also see . . . SooToday.com - The Chicora incident. (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.