Part II. Samuel de Champlain (c.1570-1635) He returned in 1608, founded Quebec, and established the first white settlement in New France. In 1609, he reached Lake Champlain in New York; later, mapped Lake Huron, and made this part of North America known to the world. He was governor of New France in 1626; his collected "Works," published in 1622-36, remain a great account of conquest and exploration.
Quebec-Canada_ Samuel de Champlain （1574-1635）- "The Father of New France", was a French navigator, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608. He is important to Canadian history because he made the first accurate map of the coast and he helped establish the settlements. （above： 19th century artist's conception of Champlain by E. Ronjat）