Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Fort Vancouver


Fort Vancouver, a Hudson's Bay Company post on the right bank of the Columbia river, six miles above its junction with the Willamette river, built in 1824-5 by Dr. John McLoughlin. It was a large fort, enclosed by a stockade measuring 750 feet by 600 feet; and a farm of 1500 acres was attached to it. Until the treaty of 1846, it was the headquarters of the western department of the Hudson's Bay Company; but after the treaty the Company's headquarters in this region were transferred to Fort Victoria. Fort Vancouver continued, however, to be occupied by the Hudson's Bay Company until it was dispossessed by the military authorities of the United States in 1860. The fort was sometimes known as Fort Columbia.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 378. 


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