Fort St Joseph (S0080)
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
N 43° 00.134 W 082° 25.655
17T E 383643 N 4762051
Quick Description: One of several Fort St Joseph’s this short-lived one was built in 1686 by the French to keep the English out of the upper Great Lakes. Abandoned in 1688 it became part of Fort Gratiot in 1814. Registered Site #80.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2006 5:32:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMAAE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sandrich
Views: 37

Long Description:

Built near here in 1686 by the French explorer Duluth, this fort was established to guard the upper end of the St Clair river and keep English traders from the upper lakes.

In 1687 the fort was the mobilization center for a war party of French and Indians. However in 1688 it was abandoned when the French abandoned Fort Denonville (later Fort Niagara) Duluth moved on and set fire to the fort, but it later became the site of Fort Gratiot in 1814.

Historical Date: 06/06/1686

Parking nearby?: yes

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Historical Name: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

Registered Site #: Not listed

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