The Mariner of St Malo - A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier
We have all heard about the French mariner Jacques Cartier, who was said to be the first European to navigate the St. Lawrence River.
His explorations of the river and the Atlantic Coast of Canada, on three expeditions from 1534 to 1542, laid the basis for France to claim North America. And he was also credited with naming Canada.
But there is so much more to know about his story. Who was this man from St Malo, France. What was life like when he arrived here on the Gaspe Coast in 1534?
What did he see and do on his 3 voyages to the Gaspe shores?
This is a fascinating story about the man and his voyages to our Gaspe Coast.
This eBook is a reformatted and digitized book that was written by the well-known Canadian author and historian Stephen Leacock in 1915. It is a book that all Gaspesians and Canadians should read at least once to fully understand our past.