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Wintering Site

Wintering Site

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Wintering Site


Wintering Site

Plaque Location

The County of Norfolk
In Port Dover, on the east side of town, in a park
on the north side of Donjon Boulevard, off Road 6
east of Somerset Drive

Coordinates: N 42 47.677 W 80 11.360


Plaque Text

Here, 1669-1670, wintered Dollier and Galinée with seven other Frenchmen, the first Europeans known to have ascended the Great Lakes to Sault Ste. Marie. The earthen mounds are the remains of their hut, which was at once residence, chapel and fort.

Related Ontario plaque
Cliff Site



Other Plaques in Port Dover
Campbell's Raid 1814
The Capture of Detroit
Cliff Site
The Founding of Port Dover
Robert Nichol c.1774-1824
War of 1812

Norfolk County Plaques

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