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    Ontario's Riviera
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    they say no two are alike
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    Mining Memorial

    by yooperprof Written Nov 2, 2005

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    there's gold in them thar hills!

    Favorite thing: This shiny red drill commemorates the many significant mines that have operated in and near Wawa over the last century. (There's still excavating for small quantities of gold in the outlying district.)

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    Local History

    by yooperprof Written Oct 26, 2005

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    past and present

    Favorite thing: The Michipicoten Canoe Route

    "The nearby Michipicoten River formed an important link in the canoe route from Lake Superior to James Bay via the Michipicoten, Missinaibi and Moose rivers. The route was probably explored at an early date by the French fur traders who maintained a post at Michipicoten. However, the first recorded journeys were not made until the 1770s when the Hudson Bay Company began to establish fur-trading posts along this route inland from Moose Fort. In 1781 Philip Turnor, the Company's first full-time surveyor, made a detailed investigation of the waterway. Considerable improvements were made to the portages along the route which, after 1821, became the Hudson's Bay Company supply-line for its Lake Superior District."

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    Wawa Marina

    by yooperprof Written Oct 26, 2005

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    parking lot for boats

    Favorite thing: The marina is located in the hamlet of Michipicoten, which is about a mile below the town where the Magpie River enters Lake Superior. No big ocean-going yachts here - just small craft suitable for a turn on the lake.

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    Old Woman Bay - Beach

    by yooperprof Written Oct 26, 2005

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    Ontario's Riviera

    Favorite thing: Old Woman Bay is an especially lovely narbor harbor about 15 miles south of Wawa, in Lake Superior Provincial Park. It's easy to spend a lazy afternoon here.

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    Main Street Wawa

    by yooperprof Written Oct 3, 2005

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    slant-in parking

    Favorite thing: Welcome to the northwest!

    The broad business street in downtown Wawa has all the services you'll need: restaurants, gift shops, a post office, a Canadian Tire Store, and a bait shop.

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