Fort Kaministiquia 1717

Fort Kaministiquia 1717 (HM20L2)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 22.936', W 89° 14.743'

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A small fort was established near here in 1717 by a French officer, Zacharie Robutel de la Nouë. First of a projected series of bases en route to the "Western Sea", it replaced a structure built in 1679 by Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Dulhut, on another branch of the Kaministiquia River delta. It served as a trading post and base of operations, 1727-43, for Pierre Gaultier de la Vérendrye, the famous explorer. Following the conquest of New France in 1760 this fort was abandoned. A later Fort Kaministiquia, built a short distance downriver by the North West Company, was renamed Fort William in 1807. It became the nucleus of this city.
HM NumberHM20L2
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 333725 N 5361225
Decimal Degrees48.38226667, -89.24571667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 22.936', W 89° 14.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 22' 56.16" N, 89° 14' 44.58" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 217-219 ON-17B, Thunder Bay Ontario P7E, CA
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