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Itinerary of Cartier's Voyages

Voyage of 1534

April 20 Monday Cartier leaves St Malo.
May 10 Sunday Arrives at Bonavista.
May 21 Thursday Reaches Isle of Birds.
May 24 Sunday Enters the harbour of Kirpon.
June 9 Tuesday Leaves Kirpon.
June 10 Wednesday Enters the harbour of Brest.
June 11 Thursday St Barnabas Day. Hears Mass and explores coast in boats.
June 12 Friday Names St Anthoine, Servan; plants cross and names river St Jacques, and harbor Jacques Cartier.
June 13 Saturday Returns to ships.
June 14 Sunday Hears Mass.
June 15 Monday Sails toward north coast of Newfoundland.
June 16 Tuesday Follows the west coast of Newfoundland and names the Monts des Granches.
June 17 Wednesday Names the Colombiers, Bay St Julien, and Capes Royal and Milk.
June 18 Thursday Stormy weather to 24th; explores coast between Capes Royal and Milk.
June 24 Wednesday Festival of St John the Baptist. Names Cape St John.
June 25 Thursday Weather bad; sails toward the west and and south-west; discovers Isles Margaux, Brion,
June 26 Friday Cape Dauphin.
June 27 Saturday Coasts toward west-south-west.
June 28 Sunday Reaches Cape Rouge.
June 29 Monday Festival of St Peter. Names Alezay and Cape St Peter, and continues course west-south-west.
June 30 Tuesday Towards evening describes land appearing like two islands.
July 1 Wednesday Names Capes Orleans and Savages.
July 2 Thursday Names Bay St Leonarius.
July 3 Friday Continues northerly course and names Cape Hope.
July 4 Saturday Arrives at Port Daniel; remains there until 12th.
July 16 Thursday Enters Gaspe Bay, and remains until 25th on account of storm.
July 22 Wednesday Lands and meets savages.
July 24 Friday Plants a cross.
July 25 Saturday Sets sail with good wind toward Anticosti.
July 27 Monday Approaches coast.
July 28 Tuesday Names Cape St Louis.
July 29 Wednesday Names Cape Montmorency and doubles East Cape of Anticosti.
Aug. 1 Saturday Sights northern shore of the Gulf of St Lawrence.
Aug. 8 Saturday Approaches west coast of Newfoundland.
Aug. 9 Sunday Arrives at Blanc Sablon, and makes preparations to return home.
Aug. 15 Saturday Festival of the Assumption. Hears Mass and sets sail for France.
Sept. 5 Saturday Arrives at St Malo.

Second Voyage, 1535

May 16 Sunday First Pentecost. The crew commune at Cathedral and receive Episcopal Benediction.
May 19 Wednesday Departure from St Malo.
May 26 Wednesday Contrary winds.
June 25 Friday Ships separated by storm.
July 7 Wednesday Cartier reaches the Isle of Birds.
July 8 Thursday Enters Strait of Belle Isle.
July 15 Thursday Reaches the rendezvous at Blanc Sablon.
July 26 Monday Ships meet.
July 29 Thursday Follows north coast and names Isles St William.
July 30 Friday Names Isles St Marthy.
July 31 Saturday Names Cape St Germain.
Aug. 1 Sunday Contrary winds; enters St Nicholas Harbor.
Aug. 8 Sunday Sails toward the southern coast.
Aug. 9 Monday Contrary wind; turns toward north and stops in Bay St Lawrence.
Aug. 13 Friday Leaves Bay St Lawrence, approaches Anticosti, and doubles the western point. ''
Aug. 15 Sunday Festival of the Assumption. Names Anticosti, Isle of the Assumption.
Aug. 16 Monday Continues along coast.
Aug. 17 Tuesday Turns toward the north.
Aug. 19 Thursday Arrives at the Seven Islands.
Aug. 20 Friday Ranges coast with his boats.
Aug. 21 Saturday Sails west, but obliged to return to the Seven Islands owing to head winds.
Aug. 24 Tuesday Leaves the Seven Islands and sets sail toward south.
Aug. 29 Sunday Martyrdom of St John Baptist. Reaches harbor of Isles St John.
Sept. 1 Wednesday Quits the harbor and directs his course toward the Saguenay.
Sept. 2 Thursday Leaves the Saguenay and reaches the Bic Islands.
Sept. 6 Monday Arrives at Isle-aux-Coudres.
Sept. 7 Tuesday Reaches Island of Orleans.
Sept. 9 Thursday Donnacona visits Cartier.
Sept. 13 Monday Sails toward the River St Charles.
Sept. 14 Tuesday Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Reaches entrance of St Charles River.
Sept. 15 Wednesday Plants buoys to guide his ships.
Sept. 16 Thursday Two ships are laid up for the winter.
Sept. 17 Friday Donnacona tries to dissuade Cartier from going to Hochelaga.
Sept. 18 Saturday Donnacona's stratagem to deter Cartier from going to Stadacona.
Sept. 19 Sunday Cartier starts for Hochelaga with his pinnace and two boats. Sept.
Sept. 28 Tuesday Enters Lake St Peter.
Sept. 29 Wednesday Leaves his pinnace, and proceeds with his boats.
Oct. 2 Saturday Arrives at Hochelaga.
Oct. 3 Sunday Lands and visits town and mountain, which he named Mount Royal, and leaves Sunday.
Oct. 4 Monday Regains his pinnace.
Oct. 5 Tuesday Takes his way back to Stadacona.
Oct. 7 Thursday Stops at Three Rivers, and plants cross upon an island.
Oct. 11 Monday Arrives at the anchorage beside Stadacona.
Oct. 12 Tuesday Donnacona visits Cartier.
Oct. 13 Wednesday Cartier and some of his men visit Stadacona.


April 16 Sunday Easter Sunday. The river clear of ice.
April 22 Saturday Donnacona visits Cartier with large number of savages.
April 28 Friday Cartier sends Guyot to Stadacona.
May 3 Wednesday Festival of the Holy Cross. A cross planted; Cartier seizes Donnacona.
May 5 Friday The people of Stadacona, bring provisions for Cartier's captives.
May 6 Saturday Cartier sails.
May 7 Sunday Arrives at Isle-aux-Coudres.
May 15 Monday Exchanges presents with the savages.
May 22 Monday Reaches Isle Brion.
May 25 Thursday Festival of the Ascension. Reaches a low, sandy island.
May 26 Friday Returns to Isle Brion.
June 1 Thursday Names Capes Lorraine and St Paul.
June 4 Sunday Fourth of Pentecost. Names harbour of St Esprit.
June 6 Tuesday Departs from the harbour of St Esprit.
June 11 Sunday St Barnabas Day. At Isles St Pierre.
June 16 Friday Departs from Isles St Pierre and makes harbour at Rougenouse.
June 19 Monday Leaves Rougenouse and sails for home.
July 6 Friday Reaches St Malo.

Third Voyage, 1541

May 23 Monday Cartier leaves St Malo with five ships.
Aug. 23 Tuesday Arrives before Stadacona.
Aug. 25 Thursday Lands artillery.
Sept. 2 Friday Sends two of his ships home.
Sept. 7 Wednesday Sets out for Hochelaga.
Sept. 11 Sunday Arrives at Lachine Rapids.

(The rest of the voyage is unknown.)

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