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CHAPTER II. Description Of Sable Island ; Cape Breton ; La Heve ; Port Au Mouton ; Port Cape Negre ; Sable Bay And Cape ; Cormorant Island ; Cape Fourchu ; Long Island ; Bay Of Saint Mary ; Port Saint Margaret ; And Of All Noteworthy Objects Along This Coast. ]IEUR DE MONTS, by virtue of his commif- fion I4 having publifhed in all the ports and harbors of this kingdom the prohibition againft the violation of the monopoly of the fur-trade accorded him by his Majefty, gathered together about one hundred and twenty artifans, whom he embarked in two veffels: one of a hundred and twenty tons, commanded by Sieur de Pont Grave;15 another, of a hundred and fifty tons, in which he embarked himfelf,16 together with feveral noblemen. We fet out from Havre de Grace April 7th, 1604, and Pont Grave April loth, to rendezvous at Canfeau,17 twenty leagues fromfrom Cape Breton.18 But, after we were in mid-ocean, Sieur de Monts changed his plan, and directed his courfe towards Port Mouton, it being more foutherly and alfo more favorable for landing than Canfeau. 14 Vide CommiJJion du Roy au Sieur ls The fecond officer, or pilot, was, de Monts, pour /'habitation £s terres according to Lefcarbot, Captain Morel, de la Cadie, Canada, et autres endroits of Honfleur. en la Nouvelle-France, Hiftoire de 16 This was under the direftion, of 'a Nouvelle-France, par Marc Lefcar- De Monts himfelf; and Captain Timo- bot, Paris, 1612, Qvat. Liv. p. 431. the, of Havre de Grace, was pilot, or This charter may alfo be found in Eng- the fecond officer. lifh in a Colleflion of Voyages and Trav- " Lefcarbot writes this name Camp- els compiled from the Library of the feau ; Champlain's orthography is Can- Earlof Oxford, by Thomas Of borne, ceau; the Englifti often write Canfo, b...