Lake George New York
Quebec Government Office in New York
Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY
Fort Frederic/Fort Crown Point, Crown Point, NY
Huguenots of New Paltz
Old Fort Niagara, early French occupation located on the eastern banks of the Niagara River at its mouth near Youngstown, New York.
Hermione Voyage 2015, replica of Hermoine of 1780
In April 2015, a full-size replica of the Hermione frigate plans to make a return voyage to the United States from Rochefort, France, according to a November 10, 2013 report in The New York Times. The ship will stop at ports from Yorktown VA, Mount Vernon VA, Alexandria VA, Baltimore MD, Annapolis MD, Philadelphia PA , New York City, Boston MA, Newport RI, Castine ME, and Nova Scotia. She will make her final U.S. stop in Castine, Maine, on Bastille Day, before heading to Halifax and back to France. L'Hermione’s itinerary is meant to reaffirm the historic relationship between the United States and France.
The current voyage of L’Hermione (1779), a modern replica of the frigate LaFayette sailed in to reach the British American colonies in 1780, has left its port in New Rochelle, France recently. The Frigate will arrive in U.S. waters to celebrate 4th July and 14 July celebration activities in various ports along the Atlantic coast. How EXCITING!!!
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General Information on L’Hermione:
A reconstruction project of the ship L'Hermione was started in Rochefort, France in 1997.
The Dutch Settlers Webpage:
A picture of the 67th Annual Albany Tulip Festival (2015), features James Schermerhorn, direct decedent of Symon Schermerhorn, is on the Dutch Settlers webpage.
After the attack by New France's governor, the Comte de Frontenac, a wounded Symon Schermerhorn, rode his horse along (what is now Rt 5) from Schenectady to Albany to warn Dutch settlers of future potential attack by the French (Beaver Wars & King William's Wars).
Canals of New York and the Quebecois contributation
According to the Guide Français de la Nouvelle Angleterre et de l’Etat de New York, 1889-90, the first French Canadians came to Cohoes in 1831. They were: LaLouise Benoit dit Cayen, Guillaume and Etienne l’Ecuyer, Henri Marcoux, Joseph Bagley dit Peclair, Bourdon Russeau, Joseph Caisse, George Beaudoin, a shoemaker by the name of Paquette, Francis Marcoux, someone by the name of Hebert, David Godin, John Sinclair, Louis Carriere, Marcel Duhamel, Pierre Chenard, Jerome and Jean Germain. A few years later, they were joined by Louis Ducharme and Pierre Benoit dit Cayen. There were about twenty French families in Cohoes in 1839. In 1839, a Mr. Jean Dalaire, from St-Jean, Quebec, was in Cohoes, on his way to Chicago where he intended to live. There was employment available in Cohoes then because of the work being done on the Erie Canal. Friends here convinced him to settle in Cohoes. He went to work for Wheeler & Sage, the contractors for the canals. His work must have been satisfactory because the contractors sent Dalaire back to Canada to recruit more French workers. Dalaire made three trips to Canada and was able to recruit 300 French laborers.
The Samuel de Champlain History Center, Village of Champlain, New York
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