Unformatted text preview: France and Quebec would not have survived the beginning In his first few expeditions across the Atlantic, he commanded a Spanish fleet sailing to the West Indies, Mexico, and the Isthmus of Panama. But in 1603 he made his first voyage to New France as a member of a fur-trading expedition. He explored the St. Lawrence River as far as the rapids at Lachine and described his voyage in Des Sauvages (1603)....
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- Spring '09
- Samuel de Champlain, Saint Lawrence River, New France