Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma District, Ontario — Central Canada
Explorer, interpreter, fur trader and diplomat, French-born Perrot played an important role in the establishment and protection of New France's western frontier during the last four decades of the 17th century. In 1671 he was with Saint-Lusson at Sault Ste. Marie to take formal possession of the upper lakes region for France and he later established a French presence in the upper Mississippi Valley. He wielded considerable influence among the Indian nations of these regions and on a number of occasions was able to enlist their support in defence of New France against the Iroquois.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 46° 30.341′ N, 84° 19.919′ W. Marker is in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, in Algoma District. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bay Street and East Street. Touch for map. Marker is set into a granite boulder near the waterfront in Clergue Park just to the west of the Art Gallery of Algoma at the south end of East Street. Marker is in this post office area: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 3C3, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Roberta Bondar (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Passenger and Packet Freighters on the Upper Great Lakes Precious Blood Cathedral (approx. half a kilometer away); Ermatinger House (approx. half a kilometer away); Anna Jameson (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The North West Company Post (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Francis Hector Clergue (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); War Memorial Hospital (approx. 1.6 kilometers away in the U.S.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sault Ste. Marie.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Nicolas Perrot. (Submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 104 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.