Guy Vadeboncoeur of the Stewart Museum, Bruce Bolton and Eliot Perrin of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation

We spent a great day with Guy Vadeboncoeur at the Stewart Museum in Montreal.  He showed us the exhibits related to the Battle of Hudson Bay and even the signature of Pierre Le Moyne D’Iberville (he was a witness at a wedding).  The Stewart Museum has a great collection of maps also and if you are interested in cartography and how maps have evolved over the past 500 years.

We also stopped by the house and warehouse owned by Pierre’s father.  It was located just upstream for the rapids (“Lachine”) on the St. Lawrence River.  It was the place that they received all the furs coming to the coast from the continent.  We could imagine the large canoes pulled up on the shore with the Voyageurs carrying the furs into the warehouse.

We then visited the Macdonald Stewart Foundation and met Bruce Bolton and Eliot Perrin.  They gave us very detailed information on The Pelican.  The Macdonald Stewart Foundation is very active in supporting historical and educational activities in Canada.  Both the Foundation and the Museum work to create organizations, events and exhibits that are interactive and bring history to life.  The Fara Heim team thanks both groups for their time.

 

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