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Illustration of a portage based on W.H. Withrow, A Popular History of the Dominion of Canada (Boston: B.B.Russell, 1878), p.39
ANCIENT INDIAN PORTAGE

This route connected Beaubassin by way of Westcock and the valley now known as Frosty Hollow with the Memramcook and Petitcodiac rivers and was an important link in the communications system between Acadia and Quebec.

Passant par Westcock cette route reliait Beaubassin et la vallée maintenant nommée Frosty Hollow aux rivières Memramcook et Petitcodiac et constituait un chaînon important dans le système de communication entre l'Acadie et Québec.
Marker placed by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, in 1950.
Cf. the marker in Baie Verte (HSMBC 1938):

PREHISTORIC INDIAN PORTAGE
This route from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Bay of Fundy was the chief means of communication between Quebec, Isle Royale, and Chignecto. The portage connected the Baie Verte and Missaguash rivers. [French version follows].
On the Mi'kmaq and their use of birch bark canoes, see Bill Hamilton, 'Someone Before Us' - The Mi'kmaq Imprint on the Tantramar , "Tantramar Flashback" # 56 (see under Browse all Tantramar Flashback columns).

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