Ontario's Historical Plaques

at ontarioplaques.com

Learn a little Ontario history as told through its plaques

Jacques de Noyon 1668-1745

Jacques de Noyon 1668-1745

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2006

Jacques de Noyon 1668-1745

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The District of Rainy River
The Town of Fort Frances
At Rainy Lake Lookout on the north side of Noden Causeway
about 6.5 km east of Fort Frances


Coordinates: N 48 39.171 W 93 18.414

Map

Plaque Text

Jacques de Noyon was the first white man to explore this region. Born at Trois Riviéres, Noyon worked in the fur trade as a coureur de bois. In 1688 he led an expedition beyond Lake Superior into territory previously unknown to fur traders. he and his men ascended the Kaministiquia River, crossed Dog lake, and, through several portages, reached Rainy Lake. After wintering southwest of here on Rainy River, they pushed on to Lake of the Woods in 1689. There Assiniboines told Noyon of a route to Lake Winnipeg and the Red River. Noyon's report on his trip was used by La Vérendrye when he explored westward to Red River in 1732.

Related Ontario plaques
The French Portage
Sieur de La Vérendrye 1685-1749

More
Information

More
Explorers

More
Fur Trade

More
Fort Frances Plaques





Here are the visitors' comments for this page.

(none yet)

Here's where you can write a comment for this page.

Note: If you wish to ask me a question, please use the email link in the menu.

Note: Comments are moderated. Yours will appear on this page within 24 hours
(usually much sooner).

Note: As soon as the comment is posted, a link to it will appear on the home page in the section "Here are the 10 latest plaque pages with a new comment added by a visitor to this site."