CHAMPLAIN, SAMUEL DE
\t͡ʃˈample͡ɪn], \tʃˈampleɪn], \tʃ_ˈa_m_p_l_eɪ_n]\
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(1567-1635), French navigator. In 1599 he sailed in the "St. Julien" for the West Indies, and returned by way of the Isthmus of Panama, across which he conceived the plan of a ship-canal. In 1603-04 he in two voyages explored the St. Lawrence River. In 1604-06 he explored and mapped the coast as far as Cape Cod. On his next voyage he founded Quebec in 1608. In 1609 he joined the Montagnais against the Iroquois. They ascended the Sorel River and entered the lake to which he gave his own name.
By John Franklin Jameson
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