The River that Didn't Lead to China

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The River that Didn't Lead to China. Jacques Cartier (left) sailed up the St Lawrence in a vain attempt to find a route to Cathay – and instead earned himself the title of "Father of Canada". Walking alone on the shore shortly before his departure for France, Cartier found the once-friendly Indians confronting him angrily. They thought, correctly as it turned out, that Cartier was planning to abduct their chief.

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