Jacques de Noyon

Jacques de Noyon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jacques de Noyon was a French Canadian explorer and coureur des bois. He is the first known European to visit the Boundary Waters region west of Lake Superior. Jacques de Noyon was born on February 12, 1668, in Trois-Rivi res, New France. His family moved to Boucherville not long after. In 1688, de Noyon and three others traveled from the Montreal area to Fort Caministigoyan on Lake Superior, located at present-day Thunder Bay, Ontario. From there they traveled inland up the Kaministiquia River. His group followed the Indigenous canoe route over the Laurentian Divide, past the present-day site of Atikokan, Ontario, through what is now Quetico Provincial Park and Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota. He built a fort, established ties to the local Assiniboine people, and spent the winter on the shore of Rainy Lake. There is some question as to whether de Noyon in fact made it as far as Lake of the Woods or notshow more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613491312X
  • 9786134913126