(French)This was the first of four French forts built by Marin and Boishebert in Northwestern Pennsylvania to protect their claim to the Ohio Valley . Built in 1753 the fort overlooking the bay was 120 ft. square with squared log wall 12 - 15 ft. high with two entrances, the South entrance leading up Parade Street to Fort LeBoeuf (Waterford) and the North to the lake some 300 yards away. The fort was the supply depot for the other three forts ending at Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh). The fort was never attacked and was abandoned by the French in 1759 after the loss of Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 576022 N 4665444|
|Decimal Degrees||42.13743333, -80.08006667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 8.246', W 80° 4.804'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 8' 14.76" N, 80° 4' 48.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300-398 E Front St, Erie PA 16507, US|
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