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De Troyes Expedition 1686

De Troyes Expedition 1686

Photos by contributor Albert Joseph - Posted December, 2010

De Troyes Expedition 1686

Plaque Location

The District of Cochrane
Town of Iroquois Falls
On the east side of De Troyes Avenue
between Church Street and Teefy Street


Coordinates: N 48 45.365 W 80 40.846

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Plaque Text

In March 1686, the Governor of New France, intent on protecting his colony's fur trade interests, sent an expedition from Montreal under command of Pierre Chevalier de Troyes to attack the Hudson's Bay Company posts on James Bay. The party of about 100 men travelling in 35 canoes included French Canadian militia, colonial regular troops, French officers and native guides. Having ascended the French River and portaged via Lake Abitibi and Lake Timiskaming to the Abitibi River, the expedition passed by here early in June. Using scouts, shrewd planning and surprise tactics, the Chevalier de Troyes easily took possession of Moose Factory on June 21, Rupert House on July 3, and Fort Albany on July 26. The three posts remained in French control until 1693.

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