Jean Nicolet

Jean Nicolet (HM216M)

Location: North Bay, Ontario P1A 1A6 Nipissing District
Country: Canada

N 46° 17.9', W 79° 27.427'

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Born in France about 1598, this explorer, fur trader and interpreter came to Canada in 1608. Under orders from Samuel de Champlain, he spent the following two years with the Algonquins of Allumette Island. He was then sent to the Nipissing Indians of this area and dwelt among them for at least eight years, learning their language, adopting their customs, and strengthening their alliance with the French. Nicolet is generally credited with the discovery of Lake Michigan which he explored as far south as the head of Green Bay in 1634. He later settled in Trois Rivières and was drowned in the St. Lawrence in 1642.
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HM NumberHM216M
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Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 618824 N 5128352
Decimal Degrees46.29833333, -79.45711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 17.9', W 79° 27.427'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 17' 54" N, 79° 27' 25.62" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Colgan Ave, North Bay Ontario P1A 1A6, CA
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