Wednesday, April 30

9 MILE PORTAGE - BY JESSIE




MAMA FOUND A BEAUTIFUL TRAIL RIGHT BESIDE OUR HOUSE - WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW IT WAS THERE. IT IS CALLED THE 9 MILE PORTAGE AND IT HAS BEEN RECENTLY MADE INTO A 9 MILE RECREATION TRAIL. WE ARE LUCKY THAT BARELY ANYONE USES IT CAUSE WE HAVE BEEN HANGING OUT THERE LATELY.

In the summer of 1813, less than a year after the United States invaded Canada to ignite the flames of war, the American Navy seized control of Lake Erie, thereby cutting the British lines of communication to her isolated forces on Lake Huron.Desperately searching for an alternate means of supplying their forces on Lake Huron, the British seized upon the potential of the Nine-Mile Portage, a former fur-trade route. Natives and fur traders had long used the Nine Mile Portage as part of a route linking Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay.


LUCKY FOR US - IT IS ONLY TWO BLOCKS AWAY!

7 comments:

Abby said...

Hi, Jessie & Jake...

Thanks for the comment...

You guys are cute, too...

I like your new path...I would love to take a walk on it...I love to take my Mom for a walk...It's my favorite...

Abby xxxooo

Maggie & Mitch said...

What neat history and what a beautiful hiking trail to have so close to your house!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Deefor said...

You are lucky to have a trail right by your house! A long one too. Sorry my country invaded yours. Another reason we need a dog for president.

Deefor

Sparky said...

That's grrrrEAT! I am so jealous, I wish we had a trail that close to my house! And 9 miles long, man, that's wonderful... It would be great to go for a long walk on a nice day...

Sparky

Simba said...

What a great place to go for a walk. So much history on your door step too.

Simba x

Ferndoggle said...

How lucky!! We would love to have our own trail.

Penny

Cassidy said...

That be a great find, well done!

Nibbles
Cassidy x