Mattawa House 1837 - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Mattawa House 1837

Situated at the junction of major canoe routes, Mattawa House was established by the Hudson's Bay Company primarily to discourage lumbermen from encroaching on the company's fur-trading monopoly. The post profited more from the transshipment of supplies than from furs, however, and actually owed its continued existence to business with the lumber companies.

Location

At the site of the former post, Explorers' Point, Highway 533, just north of Mattawa

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Nipissing

Municipality: Township of Mattawan

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