Kaministiquia Or Kaministikwia Fort

At mouth of river of same name,

north-west shore of Lake Superior. Built by Zacharie Robutel de La Nouee,

in 1717. La Verendrye wintered there in 1731, while making preparations

for his western explorations. The site abandoned in favour of Grand

Portage, which became for many years, under both French and British

rule, the jumping-off place for the western fur country. Fort William

was afterwards built on or near the site of the old French fort.