Fort Durham

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Fort Durham (1840-1843) - Constructed in 1840, Fort Durham was one of three posts established in Russian America by the British Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Durham represents the British role in the great struggle between the two major maritime powers, England and the United States, and the Russian Empire for control of the North Pacific fur trade. In 1843, the fort was abandoned by Hudson's Bay Company in favor of yearly visits by a company ship. Also known as Fort Taku.


Location: Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District, Taku Harbor, Juneau Borough, Alaska

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Lat: 58.033611 Long: -134.000278

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