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Early Important Canadian Explorers
Transcript of Early Important Canadian Explorers
Samuel de Champlain is famous to Canadian exploration because he was the first to set up trading posts and settlements in early Canada. He was also the first person to ever do a detailed map. Samuel also established Quebec City in 1608 and Montreal in 1611.
SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN
Frobisher made his first trip in the summer of 1576. He explored the coast of Labrador. Then he sailed farther north. He discovered a bay near a large island, which was later named Baffin Island after William Baffin. At first, Frobisher thought the bay might be the Northwest Passage. He named it Frobisher Bay, after himself. He is important to exploration because he opened up Canada's North and set a path for future explorers.
In the month of July, 1534, Jacques Cartier claimed the Gaspe Peninsula for France. He also mapped out the Gulf of St. Lawrence. He is important to exploration because he mapped out part of Canada which allowed others to explore with more precision.
In 1497 Cabot sailed west to find a trade route to Asia clear from trouble. He rediscovered Canada. Cabot is important to exploration because he tried to set up colonies within Canada.
William Baffin, on his second voyage, discovered a place in 1615 called Baffin Island (he named it after himself). It was a very large island. He also, on the same voyage, used the first longitude points ever. He is famous to exploration because he figured out longitude.
In 1000 he discovered Canada or it is thought that he did. They think his ship got blown off course and he and his Vikings landed on the coast of Newfoundland. The reports are not quite clear, but most historians agree that he was the first to find a place called North America. Leif Erikson's find was important to exploration because he was the first person to ever find Canada.
Leif Erikson and viking crew land on coast of Newfoundland.
John Cabot rediscovers Canada and tries to find a trade route to Asia. He claims Newfoundland for England.
Jacques Cartier claims the Gaspe Peninsula for France. He also mapped out the Gulf of St.Lawrence.
Cartier misunderstood the meaning of Kanata and named this place Canada.
Cartier builds the first settlement in North America in Quebec.
Frobisher finds a bay later named after himself(Frobisher Bay).
Sir Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland as England's first settlement.
William Baffin discovers a big island near Frobisher Bay later named Baffin Island. Baffin also used the first longitude points ever.
Samuel de Champlain establishes Quebec City.
Henry Hudson finds Hudson's Bay.
Samuel de Champlain established Montreal.
THANKS FOR WATCHING
-- map for William Frobisher
-- map for Jacques Cartier
map for John Cabot
-- map for William Baffin
-- map for Samuel de Champlain
map for Henry Hudson