Jack River Post

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Jack River Post (1796-1817) - A Hudson's Bay Company provision depot, fur trade post and fort first established in 1796 near present day Norway House, Manitoba. Abandoned in 1817. Also known as Colen's Cot, Fort Brochet, Jack Fort and West Winnipeg Factory.

Jack River Post I (1796-1798)

A Hudson's Bay Company provision depot, fur trade post and fort first established by Henry Hallett 10 Aug 1796 on the Jack River near Playgreen Lake. The post served as a provision depot between York Factory and the Athabasca area. The post closed in 1798 because it was too far up the river for efficient canoe travel. That year, Oxford House was built to take over Jack River's depot function.

Jack River Post II (1801-1817)

Jack River Post reopened circa 1801 as an outpost of Oxford House. In 1812 it became the headquarters of the West Winnipeg District. In 1814 it became the headquarters of the Norway House District. The post was abandoned in 1817 for the Norway House.

Current Status

HBC Records included in Norway House files.


Location: Near Norway House, Manitoba, Canada. Map point is approximate and may not be accurate.

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Lat: 53.96507 Long: -97.81416

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