Fort Kaministiquia (1)

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Fort Kaministiquia (1) (1717-1760s) - A French Colonial Fort established in 1717 by a French officer, Zacharie Robutel, sieur de la Nouë, near present day Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Named Fort Kaministiquia after Kaministiquia River. Abandoned in 1760s. Also known as Fort Camanistigoyan and Fort Kanastigoya.

Fort Kaministiquia City Hall Marker.

History of Fort Kaministiquia

Established in 1717 by a French officer and explorer, Zacharie Robutel, sieur de la Nouë. The post was situated near the mouth of the Kaministiquia River on the north shore of Lake Superior. The post became a trading post and base base of operations for the explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye between 1727 and 1743.

The fort was abandoned by the French at the end of the French & Indian War when the territory was ceded to the British.

Current Status

A markers and two display cannons located in front of the Thunder Bay City Hall.


Location: Thunder Bay City Hall, Thunder Bay, Ontario. Map point is the City Hall marker location.

Maps & Images

Lat: 48.38227 Long: -89.24571

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Visited: 13 Jul 2016


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