Just south of James Gardens but before you get to the location I showed you yesterday you will find this sign that shows the Toronto Carrying Place which is a portage route that joined Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe to the north during the years from 1619 to 1793. Most of the route ran along the Humber River and some of its tributaries. James Gardens and the other parts of the Humber I have shown you are down towards the bottom where you see the Lambton Mills label.
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Those were the days. Me and Champlain (I think that's who it was) really had a time portaging the Humber! But what great fun, too. We got heat and mosquitos, hostile natives, tornadoes, and even had to grow our own veggies. I'd never want to be an explorer again, I can tell you that! :)
That's really interesting and thanks or the history lesson.
Canoe travel and the portage always excited me about Canada when I was a wee one in school. Nice post, P
I keep trying to imagine what that must have been like back in those days and I'm having a hard time. I'm sure it was lush and green but, also very wild and sometimes scary.
a portage is still a part of getting around the Adirondacks.
Coming from the Holland River, that's a good long way.
An interesting view into history!
Must have been a very dangerous trip in those times.
I've made many a portage, but never with a sign to guide me. :-)
Great to see where these historic portages went. You found a good sign.
This seems to be a concept I've not come across before.
A great historical sign.
Some days, I wonder if this route might be preferable to driving the 400!
Intriguing sign doubling as a map. It seems to be embossed.
A nice, informative sign.
A very interesting bit of history!
You've got our imaginations going with this one Pat 😃
I find these signs very helpful.
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