Sign marking the Voyageur’s Highway at Lake Saganaga

Sign marking the Voyageur’s Highway at Lake Saganaga

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The Voyageur’s Highway memorialized on Lake Saganaga. This route, which spanned over 3000 miles from Montreal to the Pacific, was plied by voyageurs seeking advantages for their companies. By going to where the trappers lived, voyageurs sought to obtain furs before they could be sold to the competition. Some of the waterways along the Voyageur’s Highway include the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Lake Heron, Lake Superior, Pigeon River, Rainy River, Lake of the Woods, Winnipeg River, Lake Winnipeg, Cedar Lake, Saskatchewan River, Lake Athabasca, Slave River, and Great Slave Lake. Photo by Jon Lurie, 2020.

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