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Between Great Britain and the United States, Concluded the 9th of August, 1842.


Article II.—It is, moreover, agreed that, from the place where the Joint Commissioners terminated their labour, under the VI. Article of the Treaty of Ghent, to wit, at a point In the Neebish Channel, near Muddy Lake. the line shall run into and along the ship channel between St. Joseph and St. Tammany islands, to the division of the channel at or near the head of St. Joseph's Island; thence turning eastwardly and northwardly around the lower end of St. George's or Sugar Island, and following the middle of the channel which divides St. George's from St. Joseph's island: thence up the East Neebish Channel nearest to St. George's Island, through the middle or Lake George; thence west of Jonas' Island into St. Mary's River, to a point in the middle of that river, about one mile above St. George's or Sugar Island, so as to appropriate and assign the said Island to the United States; thence adopting the line traced on the maps by the Commissioners, through the River St. Mary and Lake Superior, to a point north of Isle Royale, in said lake, one hundred yards to the north and cast of Ile Chapeau, which last-mentioned island lies near the north-eastern point of Isle Royale, where the line marked by the Commissioners terminates; and from the last-mentioned point south-westerly through the middle of the sound between isle Royale and the north-western mainland, to the mouth of Pigeon River, and up the said river to and through the North and South Fowl Lakes, to the lakes of the height of land between Lake Superior and the Lake of the Woods; thence along the water communication to Lake Salsaginaga, and through that lake; thence to and through Cypress Lake, Lac du Bois Blanc, Lac La Croix, Little Vermillion Lake, and Lake Namecan, and through the several smaller lakes, straits, or streams connecting the lakes here mentioned to that point in Lac la Pluie, or Rainy Lake, at the Chaudiere Falls, from which the Commissioners traced the line to the most north-western point of the Lake of the Woods; thence along the said line to the said most north-western point. being in latitude 49° 23' 55" north, and in longitude 95° 14' 38" west from the Observatory at Greenwich; thence, accord to existing Treaties, due south to its intersection with the 49th parallel of north latitude, and along that parallel to the Rocky Mountains. (It being understood that all the water communications, and all the usual portages along the line from Lake Superior to the Lake of the Woods, and also Grand Portage, from the shore of lake Superior to the Pigeon River, as now actually used, shall be free and open to the use of the citizens and subjects of both countries.)

Compliments Thunder Bay Historical Society.

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