Union of the North West and Hudson's Bay Companies Historical

Union of the North West and Hudson's Bay Companies Historical (HM1UCY)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7 Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 20.844', W 89° 21.272'

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In the late eighteenth century, most of the fur traders using the Ottawa River-Great Lakes canoe route into the interior of North America belonged to the North West Company, which used Fort William as its inland headquarters. to the north, the rival Hudson's Bay Company exported furs by ship from its sub-Arctic posts. By 1810 both companies were expanding their operations inland into the fur-rich Athabaska area. Their intensifying competition provoked violent clashes between contending traders. Disturbed by the bloodshed and the disruption of trade, the British government insisted that the two companies settle their differences. In 1821 they merged into a jointly owned monopoly which adopted the name and northern trade routes of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Minitry of Culture, Tourism and Recreation
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Date Added Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 325550 N 5357592
Decimal Degrees48.34740000, -89.35453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 20.844', W 89° 21.272'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 20' 50.64" N, 89° 21' 16.32" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1550 King Rd, Thunder Bay Ontario P7K 1L7, CA
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