By: Alexa Slater
King Francis 1 sent Jacques to sail to up the St. Lawrence River. Years that he sailed 1534, 1535, 1541
His major accomplishments were claiming parts of Canada for France and he was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the shores of the St. Lawrence River.
Characteristics: Calm, curious and stubborn
Friday, May 3rd 1535 at 12am
St. Lawrence River
Voyages and Explored Places
He explored the Northern lands hoping to discover gold.
During one of his voyages Cartier and his crew were forced to spend the winter of 1535-1536 at Stadacona where the snow was four feet deep.