Jacques Cartier at Gaspe

Jacques Cartier at Gaspe (HM1J4A)

Location: Gaspé, Québec G4X 1A9 La Côte-de-Gaspé
Country: Canada
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N 48° 50.247', W 64° 28.507'

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Jacques Cartier à Gaspé

On 14 July 1534, the two ships commanded by Jacques Cartier of Saint-Malo sought shelter in Gaspé Bay, where they remained for eleven days. Here Cartier met and established friendly relations with a large fishing party of St. Lawrence Iroquois from Stadacona, today Québec City. On 24 July he erected a cross bearing the arms of François I on the shore of Gaspé Harbour, thus establishing a basis for French claims to this part of America. The next day Cartier set sail for France, taking with him the two sons of Chief Donnacona who were to act as his guides on his second voyage to Canada.

Le 14 juillet 1534, deux navires commandés par Jacques Cartier, de Saint-Malo, se sont réfugiés dans la baie de Gaspé, où un groupe d'Iroquois de Stadaconé (aujourd'hui Québec) faisait la pêche. Cartier y établit des rapports amicaux avec eux. Le 24 juillet, il érigea sur le rivage de Gaspé une croix aux armes de François Ier. C'est sur ce geste que s'appuiera la France dans ses réclamations territoriales en Amérique. Le lendemain, Cartier reprit la mer, emmenant avec lui les deux fils du chef Donnacona, qui devaient lui servir de guides lors de son deuxième voyage au Canada.
HM NumberHM1J4A
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20U E 391757 N 5410435
Decimal Degrees48.83745000, -64.47511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 50.247', W 64° 28.507'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 50' 14.82" N, 64° 28' 30.42" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Prom. Jacques-Cartier, Gaspé Québec G4X 1A9, CA
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