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1534 nizing the New World.
James Cartier, a mariner of St. Malo, was selected to lead the expedition.
See Cartier's account in Hakluyt.
Compare Charlevoix, N. F. L 8, 9; Purchas, I. 931; Ibid, IV. 1605; Belknap's Am. Biog.
i 161—163. His several voyages are of great moment; for they had a permanent effect in guiding the attention of France to the region of the St. Lawrence.
It was in April, that
Aprl 20. the mariner, with two ships, left the harbor of St. Malo;
May 10. and prosperous weather brought him in twenty days upon the coasts of Newfoundland.
Having almost circumnavigated the island, he turned to the south, and, crossing the gulf, entered the bay, which he called Des Chaleurs, from the intense heats of midsummer.
Finding-no passage to the west, he sailed along the
July 12. coast, as far as the smaller inlet of Gaspe.
There, upon a point of land, at the entrance of the haven, a lofty cross was raised, bearing a shield, with the lilies of France