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Jacques Cartier   /ʒɑk kˈɑrtiər/   Listen
Jacques Cartier

French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557).  Synonym: Cartier.

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... until the 10th of August. This being the festival of St. Lawrence, they called the Gulf by the Saint's name, in thanksgiving for their safe arrival. Having entered the river with his little fleet, he sailed as far as the Jacques Cartier River, so named in his honor. Here they landed, and tradition says, he lost one of his ships at this place, although his biographers make no mention of the occurrence. Perhaps the vessel was stranded, and therefore became useless. But whatever accident happened, it did not cool his enterprising ...
— The Life of Venerable Sister Margaret Bourgeois • Anon.

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