The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., 9 Aug, 1875

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THE NATIONAL BOUNDARY LINE. - The steamer St. Paul, which left for Duluth on Saturday evening, took up a consignment of national boundary line land marks. They are to be placed on the boundary line between the two countries, beginning at Pigeon River and extending to British Columbia, each one being fifty miles distant from the other. The number taken up on this trip is sixty-eight. They were made at the Detroit Locomotive Works.

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Even though the math doesn't add up (they brought enough markers this trip for 3,400 miles of border) the cargo is still an interesting one. Perhaps they meant the markers would be installed every five miles. Anyone know if any of these markers still exist?
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Mon., 9 Aug, 1875
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), Mon., 9 Aug, 1875