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Fort McMurray, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Methye Portage

 
 
Methye Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 26, 2008
1. Methye Portage Marker
Inscription. The earliest trade route between eastward and northward flowing waters followed the Clearwater River and the Methye Portage.

Discovered by Peter Pond in 1778 and used continuously for more than a century for more than a century by fur-traders and explorers, including Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Sir John Franklin, and Sir George Simpson.
 
Erected 1937 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 56° 43.867′ N, 111° 22.34′ W. Marker is in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Marker is at the intersection of Morimoto Drive and Hardin Street, on the right when traveling south on Morimoto Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 5E3, Canada.
 
Additional keywords. Portage La Loche
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Methye Portage Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 26, 2008
2. Methye Portage Monument
Clearwater River image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 27, 2008
3. Clearwater River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,080 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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