Cartier Finder of the St Lawrence Author:Ronald Syme In the year 1507, 15-year-old Jacques Cartier first crossed the ATlantic in his father's fishing boat. Twenty-seven years later, the High Admiral of France chose him, because of his fine seamanship, to sail in search of a northwest passage across America. Cartier found no such passsage, but on his second trip, he discovered the mighty stream l... more »ater known as the St. Lawrence River and became convinced that Canada would make a find colony for France. After exploring the St. Lwarence as far south as the Lachine Rapids, above the present city of Montreal, he returned to Quebec for the winter. He and most of his crew were able to survive because he had the good sense to make friends with the Indians, who showed him how to cure scurvy witha brew made by boiling pine needles.
Mr. Syme's lively narrative, which also covers Cartier's later voyages, draws a faithful picture of this valiant and immensely likable man. Mr. Stobbs' splendid illustrations lend added life and vigor to the story of Cartier's great adventures.« less