"THE ARCTIC WATERSHED" - Hwy 17 Raith, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 48° 49.103 W 089° 55.180
16U E 285685 N 5411377
Quick Description: Ontario Provincial Plaque located at the division of the Arctic and Atlantic Watersheds in Northern Ontario, just south of the village of Raith.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/14/2020 11:50:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM134KF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker is located a the north end of the truckers/travelers pull-out of TCH 17 about 5 miles south of the village of Raith.

Marker text reads:

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 2250 km across Ontario, ranging from 32 to 280 km 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.
Address or location of plaque: Hwy 17 south of Raith.

Physical location of plaque: Other location

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": Large watershed information sign just south of the marker.

This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Location'

Condition of sign: Excellent

Is this a bilingual sign?: No !

A web-site for more details.: Not listed

What is the second/third language?: Not listed

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