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He then proceeded with Pont-Gravé to explore the St.Lawrence as far as Sault Saint Louis, and gathered from the natives such information as he could concerning Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, the Detroit river, Niagara Falls, and the rapids of the St. The next year he followed the fortunes of de Monts' expedition in Acadia, as geographer and historian.While still a youth Champlain accompanied his father on several voyages, and thus became familiar with the life of a mariner.When about twenty years of age he tendered his services to the Ambrose Maréchal d'Aumont, one of the chief commanders of the Catholic army in the expeditions against the Huguenots.The career of a soldier did not appeal to the youth, whose ambition was to become a navigator."Navigation", he wrote, has always seemed to me to occupy the first place. which led me to explore the coasts of a portion of America, especially those of New France, where I have always desired to see the lily flourish, together with the only religioncatholic, Apostolic and Roman.
On his visit to France in 1610 he married Hélène Boullé, then a girl only twelve years of age.
Two years later, on the 14th of August, 1615, he set out from Carhagouha at the head of a small band of Frenchmen to assist the Hurons against the Iroquois. On their journey they passed by Lake Ouantaron, now known as Lake Simcoe, and proceeded by way of Sturgeon Lake.
Following the River Trent they reached the Bay of Quinté, where, says Champlain, "is the entrance to the grand river St.
During the skirmishes Champlain had been severely wounded in the knee by an arrow, but the pain from the wound he says "was nothing in comparison with that which I endured awhile I was carried, bound and pinioned on the back of one of the savages." The Hurons were forced to retreat, and it was not until the 23d of December that the party again arrived at Cahiague.
Champlain had now prepared the way for colonization in New France, but for a time his efforts were fruitless.