Monday, October 19, 2020

French

 This map reproduction on a wall features a figure who may be the French explorer Jacques Cartier.


Samuel de Champlain would follow, and explore much of the Northeast, part of the effort to find the ever elusive Northwest Passage, leaving his legacy behind all over the place.


An astrolabe in this display case probably wasn't his, but dates to his era. It was found along a portage route known to be used by Champlain.

24 comments:

  1. ...exploration back then was an amazing thing!

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  2. And here I am with navi and for in case printed google maps-directions if I have to go somewhere new...

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  3. Hello,

    Interesting, the navigation tool is amazing. Wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

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  4. These are legendary names to stir the emotions of all Canadians.

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  5. @Tom: it was.

    @Iris: I still prefer printed maps.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @David: quite true.

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  6. The history of the area is interesting. If I found an astrolabe, I'd be so thrilled, I'd print it on a tee shirt, and mabye get a tattoo!

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  7. Those early explorers where such brave or crazy people to go where they did.

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  8. Interesting display. I didn't know the name of that piece of equipment.

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  9. Imagine going where no one you knew of had ever been before.

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  10. I've always been interested in the early explorers.

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  11. I bet those maps are interesting to look at.

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  12. It's good you are here to show us these things. We'll never get in there soon! Our grandies are coming back for home schooling in a week!

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  13. @Maywyn: thank you!

    @Marie: quite true.

    @DJan: I've known it for some time.

    @RedPat: it took courage.

    @Red: me too.

    @Sharon: they are.

    @Jennifer: not a problem.

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  14. Aren't museums wonderful. Look at all the things found and now for us to see. Marvelous explorers
    MB

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  15. I enjoy reading about the early explorers. It's such an adventure and took lots of guts to explore back in the early days without the help of technology. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Can you just imagine what it must have been like to navigate with only an astrolabe in hand?

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  17. Those early explorers were extraordinary men. They weren't dealing with the Europe they left behind.

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  18. Amazing history ~ what brave souls ~ neat post ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. I can't imagine being an early explorer. What a feat in life!!

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  20. This section will be very interesting to me.

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  21. The old wall map is gorgeous William ✨

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  22. It's always interesting to learn about the early explorers.
    I think the old wall maps are wonderful.

    All the best Jan

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