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Nile Voyageurs 1884-85, The

In 1884, the British government sent a military expedition up the Nile River to rescue Major-General Charles Gordon who was under siege at Khartoum. On the recommendation of Lord Wolseley a number of Canadian voyageurs, many from the Ottawa valley, were recruited to navigate the expedition through the river's long and treacherous cataracts.

Location

At Kitchissippi Lookout, Island Park Drive, just west of the Champlain Bridge, Ottawa

Region: Ottawa

County/District: City of Ottawa (District)

Municipality: City of Ottawa

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