Radisson-Grosseilliers Fort
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lost Pilot
N 46° 34.974 W 090° 55.148
15T E 659424 N 5160918
Quick Description: Located at Masalowski beach, the Radisson - Groseilliers Fort is the site of the first voyageur-trader outpost camp in 1659.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2007 3:37:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM1QMW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 57

Long Description:
A crude structure of boughs of trees, "layed acrosse, one up on another" was erected near here by Pierre Radisson and Medart Grosseilliers in 1659. The two French traders came to Chequamegon Bay from Montreal and Radisson's account of their journey reports "at the end of this bay we landed"

This very profitable trip resulted in confiscation of their licenses and furs because the refused to share the proceeds with the French Governor of Canada. In anger Radisson and Grosseilliers went to England and persuaded Prince Rupert to sponsor an expedition to Hudson Bay.

The return of Grosseilliers with a great cargo of beaver skins was soon followed by the issue of a royal charter to the Hudson Bay Company. Thus the dream of two exploitation of northern North America was to contribute much to the long conflict between England and France for control of this continent.
County: Ashland

Location: Park

MarkerID: 6

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