Thunder Bay – The Story of Westfort

$100 plots and tales of the people behind its recognizable street names by Brian G. Spare The Province of Canada’s Department of Crown Lands surveyed the southern bank of the Kaministiquia River west of the fur trading fort of Fort William during 1859-60. Then they opened it up for settlement. It would be known asContinue reading “Thunder Bay – The Story of Westfort”

Thunder Bay – The East End

Where it all began by Brian G. Spare When we think back to the origins of Thunder Bay, what first comes to mind are visions of the annual Great Rendezvous where buckskin-clad voyageurs arrived at Fort William paddling their canoes laden with a year’s worth of furs to sell, load up with supplies and catchContinue reading “Thunder Bay – The East End”

Evolution of a City – Part 1

The Story of Thunder Bay – Part 1 Nominated for the George B. MacGillivray Publication Award by Brian G. Spare People have lived in this area for at least 10,000 years. However, the city of Thunder Bay and its history, as most of us know it, began with the fur trade. In 1679, Duluth andContinue reading “Evolution of a City – Part 1”