Brockville in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
1848 - 1932
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 & Grenville Counties. Marker can be reached from Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the waterfront in Centeen Park.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Brockville "Van" or Caboose (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Brockville Tunnel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Blockhouse Island (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ogle Robert Gowan, 1803-1876 (approx. half a kilometer away); Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. K.C.B. (approx. half a kilometer away); Former Brockville Post Office (approx. half a kilometer away); Johnstown District Court House and Gaol (approx. half a kilometer away); Sally Grant (approx. 0.6 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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