Fort Victoria

Fort Victoria (HM5UO)

Location: Victoria, BC 22401 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 25.486', W 123° 22.195'

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The mooring rings on the rocks below are the only surviving fragment of Fort Victoria built by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843. From 1846, when the Oregon boundary was drawn at the 49th parallel, this post served as grand depot and headquarters of the Company's Pacific fur trade. Ships moored here to unload supplies for an extensive network of forts and to take on natural products for export, principally to Alaska, California and Hawaii. In 1849 the first Legislative Assembly of the Colony of Vancouver Island met in the fort. The last remaining buildings were dismantled in 1864.

Il ne reste du Fort Victoria, construit en 1843 par la Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson, que les anneaux d'amarrage sur les rochers ci-bas. Quand la fronti?re de l'Or?gon fut ?tablie en 1846 au 49e parall?le, le fort devint l'entrp?t et le siege social de la Compagnie sur la c?te du Pacifique. Les navires y d?chargeaient des approvisionnements destines ? un vaste reau de forts et y prenaient des articles d'exportation pour l'Alaska, la California et Hawaii. En 1849, la premi?re Assembl?e legislative de la colonie de l'?le de Vancouver s'y r?unit. Les derniers vestiges de ce fort furent d?molis en 1864.
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HM NumberHM5UO
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Year Placed1952
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 7:33pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472633 N 5363579
Decimal Degrees48.42476667, -123.36991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.486', W 123° 22.195'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 29.16" N, 123° 22' 11.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1002-1060 Wharf St, Victoria BC 22401, CA
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