Kaministikwia

Kaministikwia

(kəmĭn'ĭstĭk`wēə), river, c.60 mi (100 km) long, rising in Dog Lake, W Ont., Canada, and flowing S, then E into Lake Superior at Thunder Bay. In fur trade days it was the chief alternate to the Grand Portage–Pigeon River route into the northwest. After 1783, when the Pigeon River formed part of the U.S. boundary, it became the main route used by the North West Company to Fort William, their western headquarters at the mouth of the river. Kakabeka Falls (130 ft/40 m high), W of Thunder Bay, is used to generate hydroelectricity.
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The recommended high-priority projects are Kaministikwia Heritage Park, Donald Street pedestrian access, Mission Marsh Conservation Area, Kaministikwia River environmental rehabilitation and the Mission Island marina project.
The recommended starter project is the Donald Street pedestrian access and Kaministikwia River Overlook, suggested for construction in 1991.
Resting on fieldstone piers on the shore of the Kaministikwia River, it will house an information and admissions island, exhibition space, a gift shop, a restaurant, washrooms, a first aid room, storage areas for wheelchairs and strollers and visitor seating areas.