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Sieur de Mons' residence at the Habitation.
Samuel de Champlain, a geographer, made a survey of the New World to determine the best place for a fur trading colony. Samuel de Champlain was born about 1570, at Brouage, in Saintonge, France, died at Quebec City December 25, 1635. He was the son of Antoine Champlain a sea captain, and Marguerite Le Roy. He served as a billeting officer in the French Army, 1594-98; he then took service with the King of Spain and made a voyage to the West Indies, 1599-1601. Appointed Royal Geographer on his return to France, Champlain came to Canada for the first time in 1603 with Pontgrave in the Bonne Renommee and made a reconnaissance trip up the St. Lawrence River. He accompanied Monts the following year to Acadia. He participated in the founding of Ste. Croix in 1604 and Port Royal in 1605. He explored and mapped the Acadian and New England coasts as far south as Martha's Vinyard, returned to France in 1607. He is known as the father of New France.