Friday, January 07, 2011
Route of the Voyageur et Courier des Bois
A while ago I went searching the internet for a picture of a "Voyageur" and/or "Courier des Bois" portaging a canoe. I wanted to use the picture on which to base the Logo for the Humber Valley & Simcoe Railway.
The Humber River flows South from a point about halfway between Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe.
Flowing North from that midway point is the Holland River into Cooks Bay on Lake Simcoe.
It's an ancient waterway with a portage that now passes through a Golf Course at the midpoint.
I found just the right picture of a Statue in Mattice, Ontario, Canada which is considerably further North than where the HV&S will run.
The rest is/was/will-be history...