Samuel de Champlain Voyages and Discoverys 08/16/2010
Today I just got an offer to go on a trip to the St. Lawrence River with a sea captain named Francois Pont Grave. Francois's trip was funded by Aymar de Chaste. I got this offer because of my skills of mapmaking. When we arrive at St. Lawrence River our mission is to catch fish so we could trade it with one and other.
May 27, 1602
Yesterday we arrived at the St. Lawrence River. The people here are really nice and greeted us by trading different things with us. I look forward to being great friends with them.
Today I got another offer to go on an expedition, but it will be held by Sieur de Monts since De Chaste had died. We will be heading south to a place called Acadia. I will be going with a group of 120 men. I am so excited.
I just arrived at Acadia. We all look forward to staying in this settlement for a very long time. Well I better go.
I wish I were back home. It is so cold here. 35 people have already died and 20 are sick with the flu. De Monts says that we will go back to France as soon as possible. I wonder when soon is.
Today I went to go see King Henry the Fourth. He was impressed of my Book of Travels and wanted to learn more, so he is going to send me to go find out more about the New Land. I just can’t wait till I go!
March 15, 1603
Today is the day I set sail to the New Land. I am going with 63 men and 28 small boats. The governor of France is paying for our trip. I hope that we find new land for the King so people can settle there. Well off we go.
June 5, 1603
I found land! Lots and lots of unexplored land! I found places like Port Royal, Cape Cod, and Canada. Frist we stopped at Port Royal. Then we went to Cape Cod. Finally we stooped at Canada. Canada is really beautiful and we hope we find new things there.
Today I found a gorgeous lake! It was amazingly beautiful. The site was astonishing. The fish in the water could easily be seen. We claimed it, but we had to find a name for it. Guess what? We all decided to name it after me, Lake Champlain.
Two years ago I found Lake Champlain. Since I found one beautiful site why not make a city with many more wondering sites. In other words why not make a city named Quebec City. I could have a church, school, and lots of cabins there. People could get their food by going to Lake Champlain and catching fish. Well I hope to find out soon.
Horary! I am the founder of Quebec City, but everyone calls me The Father of France. I am so excited to start a new city. I hope many people come to live here.
I am returning to France to tell the king our good news. I am sure that Quebec City will be a big success and one I will be honored. I am sad but happy to leave Quebec City.
When I returned to France there was a war, although I had no clue that there was a war in France. It wasn’t the kind that was little, it was huge. When we stepped out of our boats arrows flew through the air. That is when I notice there was a war. We all ran back to the boats. At first I thought I was safe, but all of a sudden an arrow flew towards us and cut my ear. It also pierced my neck. I am so glad it didn’t hit my heart.
Finally, I returned to the King safely because a Peace Treaty was signed. The King was very happy. I am so happy to live this wonderful life and lucky to go and find a lot of places. I am so glad that I accomplished all of my goals.
Samuel de Champlain
This is a map of our route
This is a Map of our route
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