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Near Cobden in Renfrew County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Champlain's Astrolabe

 
 
Champlain's Astrolabe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
1. Champlain's Astrolabe Marker
Inscription.
Nearby was found in 1867 by Edward George Lee an Astrolabe bearing the date 1603. This instrument, used for determining latitude, is believed to have been lost by Champlain about 7th June, 1613, on his exploratory expedition up the Ottawa River.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 45° 35.925′ N, 76° 50.665′ W. Marker is near Cobden, Ontario, in Renfrew County. Marker is on Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 17) 0.1 kilometers east of Logos Land Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small paved turnout just in front of Logos Land Resort. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15906 Highway 17, Cobden, Ontario K0J 1K0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Champlain's Journey of 1613 (approx. 4.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Samuel de Champlain. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. ExplorationScience & Medicine
 
Wideview of Champlain's Astrolabe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2017
2. Wideview of Champlain's Astrolabe Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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