The journeys of Rene Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle Page: 48 of 268
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about half a quarter of a league. They
sounded near the island, which lies between
the two points of the bay, and found the
same depth. The boat of the Joly came and
Sounded on the other side of the channel,
and particularly along the shoals, I know
not to what purpose. The same day M. de
la Salle, for whom we were much in pain,
came also, and as soon as he arrived he
caused the boat to be laden with such provisions
as we stood in need of; but the wind
being contrary, it could not come to us till
the next day, being the I5th.
That same day M. de la Salle came ashore
to view the place and examine the entrance
into the river, which he found to be very
good. Having considered all particulars, he
resolved to send in the barks La Belle and
L'Aimable, that they might be under shelter,
to which purpose he ordered to sound
and to know whether those two vessels
could both come in the same bay. M. de
Beaujeu caused, also, the place to be
SOunded, and lay ashore on the other side
of the river, where he took notice there
Were vines which run up the trees like our
Wall vines, some woods, and the carcasses
of bullocks, which he supposed to have died
The I6th the pilots of the Joly, L'Aima4I
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