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Marker part, survey

Details

Artifact no.
1973.0716.001
Manufacturer
Unknown
Manufacturer Location
Unknown
Manufactured Date
Circa 1765
Context Function
TO MARK & IDENTIFY A SPECIFIC SITE ON THE BOUNDARY LINE OF A SURVEYED AREA.
Context Technical
OLDEST EXAMPLE OF A SURVEY MARKER FROM THE CDN LANDMARKS COLLECTION ASSEMBLED BY EMR.
Context Canada
IN MARCH, 1762 A SURVEY OF THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF THE CAUGHNAWAGA INDIAN RESERVE WAS ORDERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MAJOR-GENERAL GAGE AFTER THE POSITION OF THE BOUNDARY HAD BEEN DECIDED ON BY A MILITARY COURT OF FIELD OFFICERS IN MONTREAL. THOMAS GAGE WAS MILITARY GOVERNOR OF MONTREAL C.1760-1763 (REF.1 P.27)
Description
LIMESTONE CARVING RESTS ON WOODEN BASE & IS BOUND BY 4 METAL POSTS.
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
BASE ON WHICH STONE RESTS HAS BEEN PAINTED WHITE; METAL POSTS PAINTED BLACK
Artifact Markings
INCISED ON FACE OF POST ON RAISED COLLAR: `HONI SOIT QUE MAL Y PENSE' COLLAR SURMOUNTED BY CROWN, CARVED IN RELIEF: `G.R./ III' CARVED IN RELIEF WITHIN CIRCLE. `1762' INCISED IN RAISED PANEL BELOW/ `34' WRITTEN IN BLACK MARKER ON BASE
Artifact Missing
LOWER PART OF POST IS ABSENT From CA of 02/24/1994 by Tony Missio: Yes - top portion only
Group 1
Exploration and Survey
Category 1
Landmarks
Subcategory 1
Markers
Material
stone->limestone;wood;metal
Length
57.7 cm
Width
56.5 cm