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Champlain’s Search for the Northwest Passage
Explorers in a New World, Part Five
Class set order code: 9110S
Samuel Champlain went to the New World, first to report on what he saw and later to start a fur-trading center in what is now Canada. But he also wanted to go up the Ottawa River to see if it was the Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean. He did not know that such a passageway did not exist, but in his explorations, he discovered other important bodies of water, and his maps helped to open the waterways of America.