Rene-Robert Cavelier


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Noun1.Rene-Robert Cavelier - French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)Rene-Robert Cavelier - French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
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In 1679, the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes vanished en route from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Niagara, taking its entire crew and cargo of furs and nearly ruining its owner, Rene-Robert Cavelier,
In 1687, French explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle -- the first European to navigate the length of the Mississippi River -- was murdered by mutineers in present-day Texas.
The current name is a compression of "La Chine," a reference to Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, who once lived beside the Lachine Rapids and who explored many places but never found a hoped-for passage to China.