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William Fort William on the Kaministiquia, the new inland headquarters of the
North West Company.
Portage Grand Portage on Lake Superior, 1700s, key exchange point for the North
West Company where western brigades met supply canoes from Montreal, until it was
by Fort William.
Seal Hunting Seal hunting by the Inuit included waiting and listening at
seal-holes on the ice, as portrayed by Captain G. Lyon during a search for the North West
Chipewyan Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabaska, from which Nor'Westers would
the Artic and Pacific Oceans.
Factory A Hudson's Bay Company Post at Moose Factory, shown here in 1854 but
founded in 1673.
House Traders' house at Lake of the Woods, Ontario. By the 1730s, the French line
of posts extended past the Lake of the Woods and into the prairies.
Island Post Hudson's Bay Company post, Bear Island, Lake Temagami, Ontario. The
Hudson's Bay Company, with posts such as this one, became a leading factor in the advance
in Camp A rendition of the tough and tireless French-Canadian voyageur
McKay Looking toward Mount McKay on the Kaministiquia River at the tip of Lake
Superior, 1866, from Fort William, a major fur-trade headquarters. Watercolour.
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