ONTARIO-MANITOBA BOUNDARY CASE.
AWARD OF THE ARBITRATORS.
To all to whom these presents shall come :
The undersigned, having been appointed by the governments of Canada and Ontario as arbitrators to determine the northerly and westerly boundaries of the Province of Ontario, do hereby determine and decide the following are and shall be such boundaries ; that is to say :—
Commencing at a point on the southern shore of Hudson Bay, commonly called James' Bay, where a line produced due north from the head of Lake Temiscaming would strike the said south shore ; thence along the said south shore westerly to the mouth of the Albany River ; thence up the middle of the said Albany River and of the lakes thereon, to the source of the said river at the head of Lake St. Joseph ; thence, by the nearest line, to the easterly end of Lac Seul, being the head waters of the English River ; thence westerly, through the middle of Lac Seul and the said English River, to a point where the same will be intersected by a true meridional line drawn northerly from the International Monument placed to mark the most northwesterly angle of the Lake of the Woods by the recent Boundary Commission ; and thence due south, following the said meridional line, to the said International Monument ; thence southerly and easterly, following upon the international boundary line between the British possessions and the United States of America, into Lake Superior.
But if a true meridional line drawn northerly from the said international boundary at the said most north-westerly angle of the Lake of the Woods shall be found to pass to the west of where the English River empties into the Winnipeg River, then, and in such case, the northerly boundary of Ontario shall continue down the middle of the said English River to where the same empties into the Winnipeg River, and shall continue thence, on a line drawn due west from the confluence of the said English River with the said Winnipeg River, until the same will intersect the meridian above described ; and thence due south, following the said meridional line, to the said International Monument ; thence southerly and easterly, following upon the international
boundary line between the British possessions and the United States of America, into Lake Superior.
Given under our hands, at Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, this third day of August, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight.
ROBT. A. HARRISON.
Signed and published
in the presence of—
|E. C. MONK.|