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La Salle at the Head of the Lake

La Salle at the Head of the Lake

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

La Salle at the Head of the Lake

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted September, 2010

La Salle at the Head of the Lake

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Plaque Location

The Region of Halton
The City of Burlington
At the north end of the parking lot in LaSalle Park
on the southeast corner of North Shore Boulevard and
LaSalle Park Road (the southern extension of Waterdown Road)

Coordinates: N 43 18.226 W 79 50.789


Plaque Text

In 1669 René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle, intent on reaching the Ohio River in order "not to leave to another the honour of finding the way to the Southern Sea, and thereby the route to China", set out on the first of his many journeys of exploration. Accompanied by the Sulpician missionaries Dollier and Galinée, he left Montreal in July and reached Burlington Bay at the head of Lake Ontario some two months later. La Salle continued inland to Tinaouataoua, a Seneca hamlet midway between present-day Dundas and Brantford, where surprisingly he met Adrien Jolliet, an explorer returning from a mission to the Great Lakes. Having decided not to proceed westward, he then left Dollier and Galinée and by 1670 had returned to Montreal.

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