Talk:St. Marys River (Michigan–Ontario)

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Apostrophes in Geographical Names[edit]

The external link cited here does not use the apostrophe. Does any expert on Canadian place names know what is official? (I'm getting enough of a fight with Jtdirl over American place names, where I know what is official, so I'm not about to change this until I can get some guidance from the Canadians!) -- BRG July 23

As much as I dislike inappropriate apostrophe use, I would have to say that most of the official Canadian sources (e.g. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources) cite the river's name as St. Marys River. To add confusion, the local paper mill here in the Sault is St. Mary's Paper. FUNgus guy 11:54, 25 May 2007 (UTC)
The Canadian Post Office probably has a similar rule to that of the U.S. Postal Service (and other Federal agencies in both counties). Apostrophes are NOT used in geographical names, and also note the difficulty that apostrophes present on signs with the names printed vertically.
Hence, note these place names: the Devils Tower, the St. Johns River, Kings County, Kings Peak, Kings Point, Kingsport, Prince George County, Virginia, and the Borough of Queens.
There are some antique exceptions in the United States, such as Prince George's County, Maryland, and Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
Also, note that the original name of Frankfort, Kentucky, was "Frank's Ford", and the orginal name of Berlin, Maryland, was "Burleigh's Inn".

Make sure to note this one:

R (talk) 15:18, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Uninhabited Islands on the Ontario side of the river[edit]

East Neebish Island: GPS 46.343698, -84.112238 Sankey Island: GPS 46.348692, -84.101530 Watson Island: GPS 46.336083, -84.099180 Sutton Island: GPS 46.32270, -84.064274 Gaffney Island: GPS 46.335823, -84.114361 Iron Island: GPS 46.333263, -84.113247 Thom Island: GPS 46.333282, -84.110287 Forshaw Island: GPS 46.327461, -84.084040 Duval Island: GPS 46.324122, -84.085473 Foote Island: GPS 46.320288, -84.077984

<ref> <ref> Musicwriter (talk) 01:08, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

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