Fort William

Fort William (HM20KY)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5N6 Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 22.834', W 89° 15.643'

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In aboriginal times the Kaministikwia river was an important link between the Great Lakes and the northwest, and from the late 17th century French posts here at its mouth served as bases for the penetration of the interior. Between 1804 and 1821 this was the depot from which the North West Company tapped the rich fur resources of half a continent. In 1875 construction was begun for the lake terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and in 1883 the first grain from the prairies reached here for trans-shipment to the east. In 1905 a second transcontinental line, the Grand Trunk Pacific, was begun from here.
HM NumberHM20KY
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 332609 N 5361069
Decimal Degrees48.38056667, -89.26071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 22.834', W 89° 15.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 22' 50.04" N, 89° 15' 38.58" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1717-1721 ON-17B, Thunder Bay Ontario P7E 5N6, CA
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