1886 – French Colonies and their resources

FRENCH COLONIES.
AND THEIR RESOURCES.
JAMES BON WICK, F.R.G.S., 1886

FRENCH AMERICA.

Once possessed of Canada and neighbouring States, exercising uncontrolled powers over the whole region watered by the Mississippi and its affluents, settling several islands .of the West Indies, and having important stations on the Brazilian and other coasts of South America, France now only holds in America the small islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, near Newfoundland, with Guadeloupe and Martinique in the Antilles, and with Cayenne or Guyana in South America.

The French indulge the hope of considerable growth in their political influence on the American continent …

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1721 – William Taverner (Carte)

A Defcription of the ifland of St Peters, by Capt. William Taverner.

THE ifland of St Peter’s is subject to Fogs of a different dryer nature than those in other parts; and yet it is an extraordinary good place for drying and curing Cod Fish. There is good Fishing Ground round all the island: The Harbour is good for Ships to ride in, especially the Bottom of it called the Bougway, where no Wind can hurt them; there is Reach enough for 300 Boats. It lies in 47 Degrees 10 Minutes North Latitude, where the Compass hath two Points Variation …

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