Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Simpson (Columbia Department)

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Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Simpson (Columbia Department)

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Fort Simpson was established by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1831 near the mouth of the Nass River, British Columbia. The fort was planned and constructed by Aemilius Simpson and Chief Trader Peter Skene Ogden. Simpson died there in September 1831 and the fort was named in his honour. In 1834 the fort was moved to the Tsimpsean Peninsula. The fort was closed in 1913 and in 1924 the name Port Simpson was adopted for the village in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada.


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Revised Khughes 2019-07-03




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