the French Connection – Part 4 – the First Forts of New France

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A chronology from

The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763 by Rene Chartrand

1534     Jacques Cartier takes possession of Canada for France at Gaspe. The area is called New France.

1535     Jacques Cartier and his men build a small fort at Quebec.

1541-1543  Cartier and the Seigneur de Roberval build forts at Cap-Rouge near Quebec, but the colony is abandoned in 1543.

Monument for the Cap-Rouge forts in Charlesbourg-Royal Monument for the Cap-Rouge forts in Charlesbourg-Royal

1600-1601  Fortified post at Tadoussac.

Champlain's map of Tadoussac showing Chauvin's house Champlain’s map of Tadoussac showing Chauvin’s house built 1600

Replica of Chavin's trading post house in Tadoussac Replica of Chavin’s trading post house in Tadoussac, Interpretative Centre, 157 rue du Bord-de-l’Eau Tadoussac, Quebec G0T 2A0

Tadoussac, Quebec, Montreal Tadoussac, Quebec, Montreal

Tadoussac in Province of Quebec Tadoussac in Province of Quebec

location of Tadoussac on the St. Lawrence location of Tadoussac on the St. Lawrence

Tadoussac village map Tadoussac village map – the Chauvin replica is somewhere along the the beach area probably near the red roofed building

1604 – 1605     Fortified post at Isle Stainte-Croix, Acadia

St. Croix island between present day Maine and New Brunswick St…

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