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Athabasca, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
 

Athabasca Landing

 
 
Athabasca Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 28, 2008
1. Athabasca Landing Marker
Inscription. This was once the "jumping off point" for the vast northland. Here in 1887 the first steamboat "Athabasca" was built to ply the river between Mirror Landing and Grand Rapids.

Steamboats superceded the canoe, York boat, and scow, and were replaced themselves a few decades later by the railway.
 
Erected by Province of Alberta.
 
Location. 54° 43.276′ N, 113° 16.968′ W. Marker is in Athabasca, Alberta. Marker is at the intersection of 49 Avenue (Provincial Highway 55) and 48 Avenue on 49 Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4705 49 Avenue, Athabasca, Alberta T9S, Canada.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Athabasca Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 28, 2008
2. Athabasca Landing Marker
Athabasca River image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 28, 2008
3. Athabasca River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,225 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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