Fort de la Presqu'ile

Fort de la Presqu'ile (HMI6F)

Location: Erie, PA 16507 Erie County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 8.246', W 80° 4.804'

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(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
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 576022 N 4665444
Decimal Degrees42.13743333, -80.08006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 8.246', W 80° 4.804'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 8' 14.76" N, 80° 4' 48.24" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 E Front St, Erie PA 16507, US
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