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Encyclopedia > Fort de Buade

Fort de Buade was a French fort operating at the present site of St. Ignace, Michigan, from 1683 to 1701. It was built to establish a strategic presence on the north shore of the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron come together. The French-Canadian settlement at St. Ignace prior to 1683 was an unfortified fur-trading station and mission, founded by Father Jacques Marquette, S.J. in 1671. Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... St. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 11th 96,889 mi² 250,941 km² 239 miles 385 km 491 miles 790 km 41. ... Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... Events January 18 - Frederick I becomes King of Prussia. ... The Straits of Mackinac, spanned by the Mackinac Bridge, seen from the southern shore The Mackinac Straits is the strip of water that connects two of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron and separates the Lower Peninsula of Michigan from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ... Sunset on Lake Michigan Another sunset along the lake. ... The Great Lakes from space; Lake Huron is the third from the left. ... French Canadian or Canadiens historically refers to inhabitants of Canada who can trace their ancestry to the original French settlers of what is now the Province of Quebec. ... Father Jacques Marquette (French: Père Jacques Marquette) (10 June 1637–May 18, 1675) and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans to see and map the Mississippi River. ... Events May 9 - Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. ...


In the 1690s, reports of English-speaking fur traders on the Great Lakes multiplied. These reports, in 1701, inspired Fort de Buade's commander, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, to move the garrison south to a different strategic location on the Detroit River. The Fort de Buade garrison thus indirectly helped give birth to the future city of Detroit. The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... Statue of Cadillac commemorating his landing in Detroit Antoine Laumet, dit de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (March 5, 1658-October 15, 1730), a French explorer, was a colourful figure in the history of New France. ... Landsat satellite photo, showing Lake Saint Clair, as well as St. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...


The 1683-1701 Fort de Buade was probably a wooden stockade. It is believed to have been located near Moran Bay on the waterfront of the current village of St. Ignace, but as of January 2006 its remains had not yet been identified. A stockade is an enclosure of palisades and tall walls made of logs placed side by side vertically with the tops sharpened to provide some security. ... To suggest a relevant news story for the main page, refer to the criteria then add your suggestion at the candidates page. ...


In 1715 a French detachment re-established a presence at the Straits of Mackinac. The new fort, called Fort Michilimackinac, was raised on the south shore of the Straits near the present location of Mackinaw City, Michigan. // Events July 24 - Spanish treasure fleet of ten ships under admiral Ubilla leave Havana, Cuba for Spain. ... Fort Michilimackinac was an 18th century French, and later British, fort and trading post in the Great Lakes of North America. ... Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


 
 

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