Manitoba's Uncommon* Sites and Sights
Spotlight #43-S --- In Winnipeg, the locations of the former bastions of

This gate is all that remains of the fort. -- It was situated on its north side.


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In Image #43(a):

(i) the red rectangle corresponds to the perimeter of the fort.
(ii) the green arrow points to the surviving gate that was located on the north side of the fort.
(iii) the red circles reveal the locations of the bastions that no longer exist.
(iv) the black arrow points to the site of the former bastion whose location was excavated in Oct. 2007. -- See Images #43 (d) to (f) below.
(v) the purple arrow points approx. north.

Image 43 (a)

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In Image #43(b):

(i) the blue rectangle corresponds to the perimeter of the fort.
(ii) the yellow rectangle encloses the surviving gate that was located on the north side of the fort.
(iii) the black circles reveal the locations of the bastions that no longer exist.
(iv) the green rectangle encloses the site of the former bastion whose location was excavated in Oct. 2007. -- See Images #43 (d) to (f) below.
(v) the red arrow points approx. north.

Image 43 (b)

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Image #43(c) is a view of the south side of the fort, with the Assiniboine River in the foreground. -- The arrow is pointing to the bastion on its west side that is referred to in the text above.

Image 43 (c)

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Image #43(d) shows the base on which the circular bastion stood as discussed in Images #43(a) to (c). -- For a clearer outline of the base, see Image #43(e) -- The rectangular depression may be the result of an archeological dig.

Image #43(d)

Image #43(e)

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Image #43(f) is a close-up view of Image#43(c). -- The circular base seems to consist of clay & stones.

Image #43(f)

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Image #43(g) may be an artifact found on this site. -- It was located near the rectangular depression.

Image #43(g)

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Image #43(h) shows a present-day flower bed on the west side of Main St. and south of Assiniboine Drive. -- It would be near the location of the former south-west bastion. -- This is the bastion that is second from the left in Image #43(c).

Image #43(h)


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