Fort William

Fort William (HM20KX)

Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C Thunder Bay District
Country: Canada
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N 48° 23.407', W 89° 13.899'

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When the boundary settlement of 1783 placed its major inland depot, Grand Portage, in U.S. territory, the North West Company was forced to seek a new site on British soil. Following the reopening of the Kaministikwia route a new post, later named for William McGillivray, the principal Montreal agent, was constructed here at the river's mouth. Here each summer from 1803 to 1821 the Montreal and wintering partners held council, while trade goods were readied for the Indian country and furs brought down for shipment to Montreal. After 1821, changed supply patterns led to Fort William's gradual decline.
HM NumberHM20KX
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16U E 334792 N 5362067
Decimal Degrees48.39011667, -89.23165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 23.407', W 89° 13.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 23' 24.42" N, 89° 13' 53.94" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 McNaughton St, Thunder Bay Ontario P7C, CA
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