|Cartier Explores Canada (1535)|
Cartier saw many beavers along the river. Soon demand for their fur rose in Europe
Alex's notebook page
map from Interactive 3-D Maps: American History, Scholastic
|Marquette and Joliet Explore the Upper Mississippi River (1673)|
Alex's map from Interactive 3-D Maps: American History, Scholastic
Giovanni da Verrazzano
(1485–1528) was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of the French crown. He explored the Atlantic coast of North America between the Carolinas and Newfoundland, including New York Harbor and Naragansette Bay in 1524. The bridge over the opening of New York harbor is named after him.