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Kenogamissi Post

Kenogamissi Post

Photo by contributor Jill Poulin - Posted February, 2008

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Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted June, 2017

Plaque Location

The District of Cochrane
The City of Timmins
At the public boat access area beside the Cache Campground
on Kenogamissi Lake, off Highway 144, southwest of Timmins

Coordinates: N 48 15.775 W 81 33.584


Plaque Text

Near this site in 1794, Hudson's Bay Company employees from Frederick House, 64 km to the northeast, established an outpost. Its objective was to counter the fur trading activities of the North West Company in the area, and it succeeded so well that in 1812 it became the chief post and Frederick House the subsidiary. Throughout its existence, it engaged in spirited competition with the Nor'Westers on Mattagami Lake and Kukatush Lake, some 51 km to the south and west, respectively. In 1822, following the union of the rival companies, Kenogamissi was closed and the business of the district conducted thereafter from the establishments of Mattagami and Flying Post (formerly Kukatush).

Related Ontario plaques
Frederick House
The North West Company

Trading Posts

Timmins Plaques

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> Posted October 14, 2011
Who was at Flying Post in 1820s

> Posted August 16, 2009
Been to this boat launch area many times when my sister-in-law camped here years ago. Nice campground, well maintained. Lake should be stocked with lake trout, though. Its size and depth would support them well.
Denis Gionet, Hearst, Ontario.

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