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Bay of Quinte Carrying Place

Bay of Quinte Carrying Place

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Bay of Quinte Carrying Place

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Prince Edward
In Carrying Place, on the northwest corner of
Road 33 and Portage Road

Coordinates: N 44 02.919 W 77 34.917


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Plaque Text

Following the peace settlement of 1783 the British sought alternative trade routes north of the new boundary. Among these was the communication, via river and portage, between Lakes Ontario and Huron. Here, at the Bay of Quinte carrying place, on 23 September 1787, preliminary negotiations for cession of lands enclosing the route were held between some Mississauga chiefs and Sir John Johnson. The purchase of a tract at Toronto and one at Matchedash Bay was completed the next year and reaffirmed in 1805. While the route was never developed, the purchase did facilitate settlement at Toronto.

Related Ontario plaque
Sir John Johnson's Mills

Related Toronto plaque
Toronto Carrying Place


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