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This is a chronology of New France.
May 1603: Francois Gravé du Pont, with
Samuel de Champlain
, find and explore the St. Lawrence River as far as Montreal.
June 1608: De Monts and Champlain build fort at Quebec City
July 30, 1609: Champlain in the company of a
war party attacks a
settlement in New York.
Company of One Hundred Associates
trade in furs
and organize the settlement of New France. Champlain was colony commander.
1627: War begins between England and France
1629: Champlain forced to surrender Quebec to the English and evacuate the post.
Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
restores Quebec to France.
July 24, 1701,
Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac
with approxiamately 100 French soldiers and additional indian scouts founded
(in honor of the Count Ponchatrain, Minister of the Marine) at the narrowest point of the
at a place he called "ville de troit" or "city of the straits."
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