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Ontario Tourism Region : The Great Waterway
Description From Owner:
- Pop. 337. In Bastard and South Burgess T.,Leeds and Grenville c., on the E shore of Big Rideau Lake and Hwy 15,28 km. SW of Smiths Falls.
- The place was first called Old Landing, but when the post office opened in 1833 the name chosen was Portland after William Henry Cavendish Bentinch,
- third duke of Portland (1738-1809), secretary for the colonies in the 1790s, who took his title from the Isle of Portland off Dorset, England.
- The post office opened as Potland, but the error was soon corrected.
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