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Pigeon River Road, The

Completed in 1874, this 60-kilometre road facilitated the transportation of mail between Thunder Bay and Duluth, Michigan during the winter when Lake Superior was closed to navigation. It was used by mail couriers until 1882 when railway service reached the Lakehead.

Location

On Highway 61 - which replaced the old road as the route to the border, 6 km west of the Kaministiquia River Bridge

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Thunder Bay

Municipality: City of Thunder Bay

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