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Fort La Tour / Le Fort La Tour

 
 
Fort La Tour / Le Fort La Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2019
1. Fort La Tour / Le Fort La Tour Marker
Inscription.  
English:
In 1631, Charles de Sainte-Étienne de La Tour built a fort here on ground traditionally used by First Nations people, for some 4000 years. The fort became one of the earliest centres of the French fur trade with the region's Aboriginal peoples. During La Tour’s absence in 1645, his wife, Françoise-Marie Jacquelin, unsuccessfully defended the fort against their chief rival, Charles de Menou d'Aulnay. The French, and the British after them, continued to trade at this site which eventually grew into the city of Saint John.

Français:
En 1631, Charles de Saint-Étienne de La Tour bâtit ici un poste fortifié sur des terres utilisées traditionnellement par les premiers peuples depuis environ 4000 ans. Ce fort devint l'un des premiers comptoirs français pour la traite des fourrures avec les Autochtones de la région. Pendant l’absence de la Tour en 1645, son épouse, Françoise-Marie Jacquelin, tenta sans succès de défendre le fort contre leur grand rival, Charles de Menou d'Aulnay. Les Français, puis les Britanniques, commercèrent en ce lieu qui allait devenir la ville de Saint John.
 
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Fort La Tour Marker • <i>tall view<br>(related New Brunswick marker above)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2019
2. Fort La Tour Marker • tall view
(related New Brunswick marker above)
2002 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 45° 16.385′ N, 66° 4.385′ W. Marker is in Saint John, New Brunswick, in Saint John County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Latour Drive and Navy Way, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the Harbour Passage Trail, about 2/10 kilometer east of Navy Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 Chesley Drive, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 1K7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Menahkwesk "Saint John" (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort La Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Howe (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Dock Street Generating Station (approx. half a kilometer away); Canada’s Original City (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Landing of the Loyalists (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); 1 Chipman Hill (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Scottish Strength (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint John.
 
Also see . . .  Fort LaTour. Fort La Tour is an open and grassed archaeological site located on Portland Point at the Mouth of the Saint John River
Fort La Tour Marker • <i>wide view<br>(Fort La Tour exhibit construction in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2019
3. Fort La Tour Marker • wide view
(Fort La Tour exhibit construction in background)
within Saint John Harbour on the northern shore, between the Long Wharf and the Harbour Bridge. Fort La Tour is designated a Provincial Historic Site for its strategic place at the mouth of the Wolastoq (Saint John River) and its layered human history as indicated by its archaeological resources. (Submitted on September 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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