Cobden in Renfrew County, Ontario — Central Canada
Champlain's Journey of 1613
The Father of New France, Samuel de Champlain, made the first of two voyages into what is now Ontario in 1613. He travelled up the Ottawa River seeking the northern sea (Hudson Bay) which one of his five companions, Nicolas de Vignau, claimed to have seen. The expedition struck inland above Lac des Chats and followed a chain of small lakes towards present-day Cobden. Here, on June 7th, Champlain visited with the Algonkin chief Nibachis. Later the party met with the Algonkin elder Tessouat at Allumette Lake. Not wanting the French to travel into Nipissing territory, Tessouat convinced Champlain that Vignau had lied about having seen the northern sea. Champlain, his plans thwarted, returned downriver.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Location. 45° 37.755′ N, 76° 52.749′ W. Marker is in Cobden, Ontario, in Renfrew County. Marker can be reached from Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 17) 0.3 kilometers west of Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the park behind the Visitor Centre, down near Muskrat Lake. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Highway 17, Cobden, Ontario K0J 1K0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured Champlain's Astrolabe (approx. 4.3 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Samuel de Champlain. (Submitted on July 15, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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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 57 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.