René-Robert Cavelier

René-Robert Cavelier (HM2M67)

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N 44° 13.603', W 76° 29.265'

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De La Salle at Cataracoui

Early in his celebrated career the explorer La Salle played a principal role in the expansion of the French fur trade into the Lake Ontario region. In 1673 he arranged a meeting between Governor-General Frontenac, who wanted to shift the centre of the fur trade away from Montreal, and representatives of the Iroquois at Cataracoui, the site of present-day Kingston. Placed in command of Fort Frontenac, the post the governor ordered built here, La Salle soon gained control over trade in the area by acquiring ownership of the establishment as a seigneurial grant. Using the fort as a base, he then undertook expeditions to the west and southwest in an attempt to expand his Cataracoui operation into a vast fur-trading empire.
Tôt dans son illustre carrière, l'explorateur La Salle joue un rôle majeur dans l'expansion du commerce français des fourrures jusque dans la région dû lac Ontario. En 1673, il organise une rencontre entre le gouverneur général Frontenac, qui veut éloigner le centre du commerce des fourrures de Montréal, et des représentants des Iroquois à Cataracoui, aujourd'hui

Kingston. Au commandement du Fort Frontenac, dont le gouverneur avait ordonné la construction ici même. La Salle contrôle rapidement le commerce des fourrures dans la région en devenant propriétaire de l'établissement grâce à une concession seigneuriale. Le fort sert de base aux expéditions qu'il mène dans l'ouest et le sud-ouest pour se créer un vaste empire dans le commerce des fourrures.
HM NumberHM2M67
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture
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Date Added Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 381175 N 4898130
Decimal Degrees44.22671667, -76.48775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 13.603', W 76° 29.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 13' 36.18" N, 76° 29' 15.9" W
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