Sources and links for information, sketches, and photos related to Fort Sinclair and environs

General Information, photos and sketches about Fort Sinclair, the people involved in and around the fort, fur trapping, the Pinery (trading post), animals of the area, and the Banner Contest (Photos and information about the banner contest, Fort Sinclair, animals, trees, fur trapping, Patrick Sinclair and other) (Photos and information about Fort Sinclair, animals, trees, fur trapping, Patrick Sinclair, Chippewa Indians, British soldiers and others related to Fort Sinclair.)

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Fort Sinclair by Eugene John Mayhew, 2003, published by the St. Clair Historical Commission. This book is available in school libraries and at the St. Clair Historical Museum, 308 S. 4th St., St. Clair. (St. Clair Historical Museum and Research Center open Tuesdays from 9:30 AM to noon.

There will also be a special “Open House” at the Museum on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1 to 4 PM to see the Fort Sinclair model and gather additional information.)

Model of Fort Sinclair built by Ray Ottulich of Table Top Studios on display at the St. Clair Museum

(Note: This following list does not imply that all contents are accurate)People related to Fort Sinclair

Lt. Patrick Sinclair (founder of Fort Sinclair)“>

Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable (Sinclair’s agent for The Pinery Trading Post in Fort Sinclair 1781-1784)

Native Americans (Chippewa/Ojibwa)
Facts for kids – “>

British Soldiers (Revolutionary War Period)
Search – Images of British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution

Fur Trappers
search – images of French fur traders in Michigan
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Fort Sinclair

Animals near Fort Sinclair used for trade

search – Michigan deer, black bear, mink, muskrat, fox

Trees and lumbering at Fort Sinclair
search – Images for Michigan Pine Trees, oak trees, birch trees, maple trees
search – Images for historic hand sawmills