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Philip Turnor ca. 1751-1800

Philip Turnor

Photo by contributor Parks Canada - Posted June, 2012

Philip Turnor

Photo by contributor Roger Taguchi - Posted July, 2014

Plaque Location

The District of Cochrane
The Town of Moosonee
In Moose Factory

Coordinates: N 51 15.149 W 80 36.333


Plaque Text

In 1788 the Hudson's Bay Company engaged Philip Turnor as a surveyor to determine the positions of its posts. Although best remembered for his charting of the route to Athabasca (1790-92), and as a teacher of the geographers David Thompson and Peter Fidler, Turnor in fact spent most of his North American career as a trader and explorer on the Moose and Albany river systems (1780-87), and produced the first accurate maps of much of this part of northern Ontario. In 1792 he returned to London, where he ended his days as a teacher of navigation.



Moosonee Plaques

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> Posted January 23, 2014
This appears to be the northernmost federal marker in Ontario, at a latitude of 51.25 degrees North.

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