The French Connection – Part 5 – Champlain in Quebec 1608

Part five from Rosh’s time travel…

Lighten up, Brighten up

1608 – Samuel Champlain, explorer and first governor of New France, founds Quebec

From Wikipedia:

In the spring of 1608, Dugua wanted Champlain to start a new French colony on the shores of the St. Lawrence. Dugua equipped, at his own expense, a fleet of three ships with workers, that left the French port of Honfleur. The main ship, called the Don-de-Dieu (the Gift of God), was commanded by Champlain. Another ship, the Lévrier (the Hunt Dog), was commanded by his friend Du Pont. The small group of male settlers arrived at Tadoussac on the lower St. Lawrence in June. Because of the dangerous strength of the Saguenay River ending there, they left the ships and continued up the “Big River” in small boats bringing the men and the materials.[29]

Commemorative Plaque for Samuel Champlain in Honfleur, France Commemorative Plaque for Samuel Champlain in Honfleur, France

On July 3, 1608, Champlain landed at the…

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