Vandrei, Charles
August 2009
New York State Conservationist;Aug2009, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p10
The article focuses on the life and explorations of Samuel Champlain who was considered the founder of Quebec City, Canada where the lake near the city was named after him. The first trip of Champlain to New York was recorded in June 1609 in his hope to forge a friendship and later for conquest. Champlain who was born in France and became a cartographer in 1632 charting the maps of New York State, St. Lawrence River and Lakes Ontario and Erie.


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