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Fort Durham Site

Taku Harbor, Alaska
County of Juneau.
National Register Number: 78000529
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - military facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AK-At-Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
Constructed in 1840, this was one of three posts established in Russian America by the British Hudson's Bay Company. As such, Fort Durham represents the British role in the the great struggle between the two major maritime powers, England and the United States, and the Russian Empire for control of the North Pacific fur trade. In 1843, the fort was abandoned by Hudson's Bay Company in favor of yearly visits by a company ship.

There has been no site visit for an extended period of time; condition largely unknown.


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