De-Monts’ commission extended his monopoly of the fur trade for one more year, and so two ships were fitted out at the port of Honfleur. Pontgrave’s trading post at Tadoussac was still holding on. The Basque fur traders were trading with the Indians and were not inclined to honor his piece of paper from the king of France about the fur trade. Champlain heads down the St. Lawrence to create a most wonderful colony, Quebec. So how is the fishing here?
“Samuel de Champlain traçant les plans de la Ville de Québec”, 1908, in “Collection Yves Beauregard”
J.D. Kelly painting 1615
Albert Bierstadt‘s 1858 painting: “Gosnold at Cuttyhunk, 1602” (Elizabeth Island)