Fort Maurepas (3)

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Fort Maurepas (3) (1739-1760) - A French fur trading fort established in 1739 for Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye near present day Fort Alexander, Manitoba. Named Fort Maurepas after Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas, French Minister of Marine. This fort was relocated from the site of Fort Maurepas (2). The fort was probably abandoned from 1739-1742. It burned down in 1747, rebuilt in 1748, and burned down again in 1763. Probably abandoned by 1760.

Fort Maurepas Marker Pylon

History

This fort was relocated from the site of Fort Maurepas (2) on the Red River to the north bank of the Winnipeg River, within the present-day Fort Alexander Indian Reserve. The fort was probably abandoned from 1739-1742. It burned down in 1747, rebuilt in 1748, and burned down again in 1763. Probably abandoned by 1760.


La Vérendrye Family Built Forts (edit list)
Name Start Stop Place State Est By GPS Notes
Fort St. Pierre (1) 1731 1758 Fort Francis ON Jean-Baptiste 48.6166,
-93.35681
Fort St. Charles 1732 1754 Magnusons Island MN Pierre 49.36181,
-94.98094
Fort Maurepas (2) 1734 1737 Selkirk MB Jean-Baptiste 50.29194,
-96.86683
Fort Maurepas (3) 1739 1760 Fort Alexander MB 50.60904,
-96.29334
Fort La Reine 1737 1753 Portage la Prairie MB Pierre Gaultier 49.9513,
-98.32703
Fort Rouge 1738 1753 Winnipeg MB Pierre Gaultier 49.88508,
-97.12988
Fort Dauphin 1741 1759 Winnipegosis MB Pierre Gaultier 51.6546,
-99.9238
Fort Bourbon (2) 1741 1750 Grand Rapids MB Philippe Leduc 53.1857,
-99.2625
Fort Paskoya 1741 1759 Fort Island MB 53.507,
-100.651

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Current Status

Stone pylon at the site is missing the marker plate.


Location: Fort Alexander, Manitoba. Canada.

Maps & Images

Lat: 50.60904 Long: -96.29334

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Visited: 26 Jul 2016


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