Champlain's Journey of 1613

Champlain's Journey of 1613 (tmp-41cd3)

Location: Cobden, Ontario K0J 1K0 Renfrew County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 37.755', W 76° 52.749'

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The Father of New France, Samuel de Champlain, made the first of two voyages into what is now Ontario in 1613. He travelled up the Ottawa River seeking the northern sea (Hudson Bay) which one of his five companions, Nicolas de Vignau, claimed to have seen. The expedition struck inland above Lac des Chats and followed a chain of small lakes towards present-day Cobden. Here, on June 7th, Champlain visited with the Algonkin chief Nibachis. Later the party met with the Algonkin elder Tessouat at Allumette Lake. Not wanting the French to travel into Nipissing territory, Tessouat convinced Champlain that Vignau had lied about having seen the northern sea. Champlain, his plans thwarted, returned downriver.
HM Numbertmp-41cd3
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 5:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 353524 N 5054573
Decimal Degrees45.62925000, -76.87915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 37.755', W 76° 52.749'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 37' 45.3" N, 76° 52' 44.94" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Trans-Canada Hwy, Cobden Ontario K0J 1K0, CA
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