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The Cadillac Convoy / Le Convoi de Cadillac

 
 
The Cadillac Convoy - English side image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 10, 2010
1. The Cadillac Convoy - English side
Inscription. (English side)
The Cadillac Convoy
In recognition of the courage, perseverance and expertise of the French-Canadians who brought Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac to establish the first permanent settlement at Le Détroit du Lac Érié.
Bertrand Arnaud.....Jean-Baptiste Guay
Gabriel Aubuchon.....Pierre Lagrave
Louis Babie.....Jean Latour,
Louis Badaillac dit Laplante..... sieur de Foucault
Simon Baillargé.....Jean Lemire dit Marsolet
Henri Bélisle dit Lamarre.....Jean-Alexis Lemoine
René Bénard dit Bourjoli..... dit Monière
François Benoît dit Livernois.....Jacques Lemoine
Guillaume Bonnet dit Deliard.....Jean-Baptiste Monmellian
Joseph Brault dit Pomainville..... dit St-Germain
Jacques Brisset.....Pierre Morisseau
Joseph Cartier dit Larose.....Laurent Renaud
Louis Chauvin,.....Pierre Richard
sieur de Beaulieu.....Claude Rivard
Pierre-François Circé..... dit Loranger
dit St-Michel.....Mathurin Rivard
Pierre Collet..... dit Feuilleverte
Claude Crevier dit Bellerive.....Edmond Roy
Lambert Cuillerier..... dit Châtelleraut
Charles Cusson.....Michel Roy
Paul-Charles Dazé..... dit Châtelleraut
Pierre Desautels dit Lapointe.....Pierre Roy
Jacques Durand..... dit Châtelleraut
François Fafard dit Delorme.....Pierre
The Cadillac Convoy / Le Convoi de Cadillac Marker (French side) image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
2. The Cadillac Convoy / Le Convoi de Cadillac Marker (French side)
Toupin
Louis Fafard.....Jean Turcot
dit de Longval.....Jean-Baptiste Vanier
Jean-François Frigon..... dit Lafontaine
Louis Gatineau,.....Louis Vaudry
sieur Duplessis.....Pierre Verdon
et de Lameslée.....Jacques Viger
Jean-Baptiste Gatineau.....François Viennay-Pachot
dit Duplessis.....Guillaume Vinet
Pierre Gauvreau..... dit LaRente
René Godefroy,.....Étienne Volant,
sieur de Linctot..... sieur de Radisson
The convoy also included fifty French soldiers and Chacornac, sieur de Joannès; Pierre Dugué, sieur de Boisbriant; Antoine Lamothe, fils; Alphonse Tonty, baron de Paludy; a Récollet priest and François Vaillant de Gueslis, S.J.

(French side)
Le Convoi de Cadillac
En reconnaissance du courage, de la persévérabce et de l'expertise des Canadiens-Français qui ont conduit Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac pour établir le premier éstablissement permanent au Détroit le 24 juillet 1701.
Bertrand Arnaud.....Jean-Baptiste Guay
Gabriel Aubuchon.....Pierre Lagrave
Louis Babie.....Jean Latour,
Louis Badaillac dit Laplante..... sieur de Foucault
Simon Baillargé.....Jean Lemire dit Marsolet
Henri Bélisle dit Lamarre.....Jean-Alexis Lemoine
René Bénard dit Bourjoli..... dit Monière
François Benoît dit Livernois.....Jacques Lemoine
Guillaume Bonnet
The Landing of Cadillac Statue and Markers image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 10, 2010
3. The Landing of Cadillac Statue and Markers
dit Deliard.....Jean-Baptiste Monmellian
Joseph Brault dit Pomainville..... dit St-Germain
Jacques Brisset.....Pierre Morisseau
Joseph Cartier dit Larose.....Laurent Renaud
Louis Chauvin,.....Pierre Richard
sieur de Beaulieu.....Claude Rivard
Pierre-François Circé..... dit Loranger
dit St-Michel.....Mathurin Rivard
Pierre Collet..... dit Feuilleverte
Claude Crevier dit Bellerive.....Edmond Roy
Lambert Cuillerier..... dit Châtelleraut
Charles Cusson.....Michel Roy
Paul-Charles Dazé..... dit Châtelleraut
Pierre Desautels dit Lapointe.....Pierre Roy
Jacques Durand..... dit Châtelleraut
François Fafard dit Delorme.....Pierre Toupin
Louis Fafard.....Jean Turcot
dit de Longval.....Jean-Baptiste Vanier
Jean-François Frigon..... dit Lafontaine
Louis Gatineau,.....Louis Vaudry
sieur Duplessis.....Pierre Verdon
et de Lameslée.....Jacques Viger
Jean-Baptiste Gatineau.....François Viennay-Pachot
dit Duplessis.....Guillaume Vinet
Pierre Gauvreau..... dit LaRente
René Godefroy,.....Étienne Volant,
sieur de Linctot..... sieur de Radisson
Le convoi comptait aussi 50 soldats français de même que Chacornac, baron de Joannes; Pierre Dugué, sieur de Boisbriant; Antoine Lamothe, fils; Alphonse Tonty, baron de Paludy; un frère récollet et le jésuite François Vaillant
The Landing of Cadillac Statue image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 10, 2010
4. The Landing of Cadillac Statue
The pedestal reads, “Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac (1658–1730) founder of the City of Detroit Dedicated July 24, 2001 in commemoration of the tricentennial of his arrival Sculptors: William Kieffer and Ann Feeley. A gift to the people of Detroit from the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Auto Chassis International, Burelle, Dassach Systèmes, Delmia, Faurecia, Hutchinson, Jean-Pierre Remper, Bruno Marko, Sescci, Sofanou, Valco. Arcadis Giffels, Barton Malow, Detroit Recreation Department.”
de Gueslis.
 
Erected 2001 by The French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan.
 
Location. 42° 19.623′ N, 83° 2.619′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on West Jefferson Avenue (State Highway 10) near Woodward Avenue (State Highway 1). Touch for map. This marker is in Hart Plaza, on the east side of the park. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Hart Plaza, Detroit MI 48226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Landing of Cadillac / Le débarquement de Cadillac (a few steps from this marker); Ford Motor Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gateway to Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); Detroit River Heritage (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans' Memorial Building (about 500 feet away); Spirit of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S. Topographical Engineers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mariners' Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 3,136 times since then and 129 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2. submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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