I am Samuel de Champlain and I love to sail and explore
Samuel de Champlain was born in Brouage, France in 1576. His father was Antoine Champlain and his mother was Marguerite Le Roy. In his town, his dad was a sea captain in the merchant marine.
Champlain was at sea ever since a young age. He learned how to navigate, draw, and make nautical maps. All his skill was focused toward sea, which is why he did not get a full proper education.
Finally, we have founded a NEW FRENCH COLONY!!!! Hooorayyy
On March 15, 1603, he left France under the expedition of François Gravé Du Pont. I would be his second new world voyage. They crossed the Atlantic ocean and got to North America. They continued past Newfoundland and entered the St. Lawrence River. He anchored on May 26, 1603. He then got up to present day Montreal. He was hoping to get to the Northwest passage, but ended up in a sea that is now the Great Lake
Again in 1604, he went on another journey under the expedition of Pierre du Gua de Monts who had been granted monopoly or exclusive possession. He would then spend the next 3 years mapping North America. They established Port Royal, but it ended up failing because they had to end it.
We worked so hard to create this and now it is all over.
His third, and one of his most important voyages, was in 1608. He was chosen as du Gua's lieutenant on another expedition on the Atlantic Ocean. His goal, again, was to start a colony. He started building on a place on the St. Lawrence River and in July of 1608, Champlain and his men created the first successful French colony. It was called, Quebec.
In the end, Champlain was a great and incredible sailor and navigator. Champlain died on Christmas of 1635. He is known for founding Acadia and Quebec. But he is best known in Canada for founding Quebec. He is honored in many places and is highly remembered. He is honored in multiple ways including Lake Champlain. He was an amazing sailor and navigator and his legacy still lives on till today.
Hooray for Champlain. One of the greatest sailors and navigators of all time!!!