Fort Kaministiquia continued to be the first link with the expansion forts. The British constructed a new fort, Fort William, at this location in 1803. The city of Thunder Bay now occupies the area where Fort Kaministiquia provided the base for so much western history. Fort William was a city in Northern Ontario, located on the Kaministiquia River, at its entrance to Lake Superior. ... Nickname: Motto: Superior by nature Location of Thunder Bay, Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Region Northwestern Ontario District Thunder Bay District CMA Thunder Bay Established 1970 (amalgamation between Fort William and Port Arthur) Incorporated as Towns Port Arthur in 1884 Fort William in 1892 Incorporated as Cities Both Port...
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The Fort, a living history attraction operated by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation in Thunder Bay, is among 15 national competitors to receive the award of excellence from Attractions Canada.
Dave Brown, canoe builder and shipwright at Fort William Historical Park, is responsible for constructing canoes that are featured in the Fort's daily historical re-enactments in the summer.
Once completed, the canoes are used by the Fort's voyageur brigades who re-enact the daily arrival sequence, paddling in from the Kaministiquia River to the greeting of celebratory cheers and the thunder of cannons.
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