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Fort William:

see Thunder BayThunder Bay,
city (1991 pop. 113,946), SW Ont., Canada, on Thunder Bay inlet of Lake Superior. The city was created in 1970 by the amalgamation of the twin cities of Fort William and Port Arthur and two adjoining townships.
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, Ont., Canada.
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Fort William


a section of the Canadian city of Thunder Bay, which was formed in 1970 by the merger of the cities of Fort William and Port Arthur.

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Fort William

a town in W Scotland, in Highland at the head of Loch Linnhe: tourist centre; the fort itself, built in 1655 and renamed after William III in 1690, was demolished in 1866. Pop.: 9908 (2001)
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