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Township of Golding in Thunder Bay District, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Arctic Watershed

 
 
The Arctic Watershed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
1. The Arctic Watershed Marker
Inscription.
North of this watershed all flowing water eventually reaches Hudson Bay, while south of it all watercourses form part of the Great Lakes drainage system. The height of land follows an erratic course of some 1,400 miles across Ontario, ranging from 20 to 175 miles north of Lakes Huron and Superior. This watershed was declared the inland boundary of the tract surrendered to the Crown by Ojibwa Indians in the Robinson Superior Treaties of 1850. It was also widely considered to be the southern limit of Rupert's Land, the vast, ill-defined Hudson's Bay Company territory transferred to Canada in 1870, and it figured prominently in the Ontario-Manitoba boundary dispute of 1883-4.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Location. 48° 49.099′ N, 89° 55.177′ W. Marker is in Township of Golding, Ontario, in Thunder Bay District. Marker is on Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 17) 25 kilometers north of Provincial Highway 11, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Wideview of The Arctic Watershed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
2. Wideview of The Arctic Watershed Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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