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Fort La Tour

 
 
Fort La Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2019
1. Fort La Tour Marker
Inscription.  Fort La Tour was built on this site in 1631 by Charles de La Tour, a historical crossroads for First Nations peoples, French settlers and British traders. La Tour’s wife, Francoise-Marie Jacquelin defended the Fort against rival Charles de Menou D’Aulnay during his absence in 1645, a story of intrigue and treachery. She is one of the most remarkable women in Acadia’s early history.
 
Location. 45° 16.402′ N, 66° 4.365′ 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 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" (here, next to this marker); Fort Howe (approx. 0.3 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
Fort La Tour Marker (<i>wide view • St John Throughway/Canada Hwy 1 in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2019
2. Fort La Tour Marker (wide view • St John Throughway/Canada Hwy 1 in background)
(approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Marco Polo (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Scottish Strength (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); First Marine Compound Engine (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint John.
 
Also see . . .  Fort La Tour. Because of its strategic location and its use by First Nations, Portland Point was selected in 1631 by Charles de Sainte-Etienne de La Tour, Governor of Acadia, for his fortified trading post. With this strategically located post, La Tour controlled the largest and the richest river in Acadia, establishing one of the earliest centres of French fur trade with the Aboriginal peoples of the region. Its location at the mouth of the Saint John River virtually guaranteed control of access and traffic to the interior of what had become New France. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWomen
 
Fort La Tour Mural (<i>mounted above marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2019
3. Fort La Tour Mural (mounted above marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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