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Thunder Bay in Thunder Bay District, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Fort William

 
 
Fort William Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
1. Fort William Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 48° 23.407′ N, 89° 13.899′ W. Marker is in Thunder Bay, Ontario, in Thunder Bay District. Marker is at the intersection of McNaughton Street and McTavish Street, on the right when traveling east on McNaughton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the base of another larger granite marker. Marker is in this post office area: Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 3C3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Capture of Fort William (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Fort Kaministiquia 1717 (approx. 1.4
Wideview of Fort William Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
2. Wideview of Fort William Marker
kilometers away); William McGillivray (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The Western Route of the C.P.R. (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); a different marker also named Fort William (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Lakehead University (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Cummins Site (approx. 4.9 kilometers away); Thunder Bay Tourist Pagoda (approx. 5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thunder Bay.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 125 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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