The Hudson's Bay Company in Lachine

The Hudson's Bay Company in Lachine (HM1JX0)

Location: Montréal, Québec Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal
Country: Canada

N 45° 25.905', W 73° 40.525'

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La Compagnie de la Baie d' Hudson à Lachine

English:
In 1826, five years after the merger with its great Montréal rival, the North West Company, the Hudson's Bay Company set up its headquarters in Lachine.
Activities connected with the fur trade, however, would never again reach the same dimensions as in the days of the North West Company.
"This point in earlier times had been a very important station of the North West Company... Hence larger fleets of canoes were despatched (sic) every Spring on their way to the head of Lake Superior, the point of rendez-vous where the magnates of the interior annually assembled... But at the period of which I write, much of the glory of Lachine had departed." - Alexander Caulfield Anderson Stationed at Lachine in 1831.

French:
En 1826, cinq ans après la fusion avec sa grande rivale montréalaise, la Compagnie du Nord-Ouest, la Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson installe ses quartiers généraux à Lachine.
Cependant, les activités liées au commerce de la fourrure n'auront plus jamais autant d'ampleur que sous le règne de la Compagnie du Nord-Ouest.

«La Compagnie du Nord-Ouest avait déjà eu en poste très important à Lachine (...). Chaque printemps de nombreux canots quittaient la ville en direction du lieu de rendez-vous de «bourgeois» de l'intérieur, au nord du lac Supérieur (...). À l'époque qui nous intéresse, Lachine avait toutefois perdu beaucoup du son animation. - Alexander Caulfield Anderson en poste à Lachine en 1831.
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Placed ByParks Canada / Parcs Canada
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Date Added Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 603610 N 5031767
Decimal Degrees45.43175000, -73.67541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.905', W 73° 40.525'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 54.3" N, 73° 40' 31.5" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300-1400 Boulevard Saint Joseph, Montréal Québec , CA
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