William McGillivray

William McGillivray (HM20L3)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 22.935', W 89° 14.743'

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Born in Inverness-shire, Scotland, McGillivray joined the North West Company in 1784, became a partner in 1790 and its principal director in 1804. Fort Kaministiquia, the Company's wilderness headquarters, was renamed Fort William in his honour in 1807. He was largely responsible for the Nor'Westers' bitter opposition to Lord Selkirk's Red River Colony, but later supported negotiations which led to the union of the Hudson's Bay and North West Companies in 1821. He served as lieutenant-colonel of the Corps of Canadian Voyageurs during the War of 1812 and as a member of the Legislative Council of Lower Canada 1814-25.
HM NumberHM20L3
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 333725 N 5361223
Decimal Degrees48.38225000, -89.24571667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 22.935', W 89° 14.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 22' 56.1" 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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