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Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma District, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Francis Hector Clergue

(1856-1939)

 
 
Francis Hector Clergue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
1. Francis Hector Clergue Marker
Inscription.
A Maine-born promoter, Clergue transformed Sault Ste. Marie into a major industrial centre. He purchased an unfinished hydroelectric station and canal at the Sault in 1894; then, lacking markets for his electric power, he created his own interdependent industries, which included Sault Ste. Marie Pulp and Paper (now St. Mary's Paper), Canadian Copper Company (now part of INCO), Algoma Steel and Algoma Central Railway. Clergue rebuilt the North West Company magazine as a blockhouse and used it as his residence and office during his early years in Sault Ste. Marie.

Promoteur originaire du Maine, Clergue transforma Sault Ste. Marie en un grand centre industriel. En 1894, il acheta une centrale hydro-électrique et un canal inachevés. En l'absence de débouchés pour son électricité, il créa ses propres entreprises interdépendantes, dont la Sault Ste. Marie Pulp and Paper (maintenant St. Marys Paper), la Canadian Copper (aujourd'hui intégrée à l'INCO), l'Algoma Steel et l'Algoma Central Railway. Il réaménagea la poudrière de la Compagnie du Nord-Ouest en blockhaus et l'utilisa comme résidence et comme bureau durant ses premières années à Sault Ste. Marie.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
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Wideview of Francis Hector Clergue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
2. Wideview of Francis Hector Clergue Marker
30.914′ N, 84° 20.807′ W. Marker is in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in Algoma District. Marker is at the intersection of Hub Trail and Canal Drive, on the right when traveling north on Hub Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 6W4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The North West Company Post (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The First Sault Ste. Marie Canal (about 150 meters away); Sault Ste. Marie Ship Canal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The "Chicora" Incident (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Anna Jameson (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Passenger and Packet Freighters on the Upper Great Lakes (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Dr. Roberta Bondar (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Nicolas Perrot (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sault Ste. Marie.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - Francis Hector Clergue. (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. City of Sault Ste. Marie - Francis H. Clergue. (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
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Clergue Blockhouse image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
3. Clergue Blockhouse
Blockhouse was taken apart in 1996 and moved three (3) kilometers next to the Ermatinger Stone House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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