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Friday, June 3, 2011

Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier first sey out from France in 1534 in search of a passageway from Europe to the Indies for spices. Like John Cabot Cartier landed in North America and explored Newfoundland, the Magdalen Islands, PEI, Gaspe Peninsula. On his second voyage Cartier sailed into the S. Larence River. There he met Aboriginals living in the villages of Stadacona and Hochelaga and set up a settlement there and spent the winter.