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North Bay in Nipissing District, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Jean Nicolet

 
 
Jean Nicolet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2017
1. Jean Nicolet Marker
Inscription.  
Born in France about 1598, this explorer, fur trader and interpreter came to Canada in 1608. Under orders from Samuel de Champlain, he spent the following two years with the Algonquins of Allumette Island. He was then sent to the Nipissing Indians of this area and dwelt among them for at least eight years, learning their language, adopting their customs, and strengthening their alliance with the French. Nicolet is generally credited with the discovery of Lake Michigan which he explored as far south as the head of Green Bay in 1634. He later settled in Trois Rivières and was drowned in the St. Lawrence in 1642.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1598.
 
Location. 46° 17.9′ N, 79° 27.427′ W. Marker is in North Bay, Ontario, in Nipissing District. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Colgan Avenue, on the right
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when traveling north on Memorial Drive. Marker is located in Lee Park near the plane on a pedestal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Memorial Drive, North Bay ON P1A 1T6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gateway of the North Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); The CF100 Canuck (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bomarc Missile (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Fields (about 180 meters away); Golf Street / Lee Park (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); New Ontario Brewing Co. Ltd. (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Ontario Northland Railway (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Carnegie Library (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Jean Nicolet. (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Wideview of Jean Nicolet Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2017
2. Wideview of Jean Nicolet Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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