Excerpt from French Explorations 1673-1682 We did t learn all this till next year, and it is cer tain that the loss of this bark costs more than livres in goods, tools and peltries, as well as men and rig ging, which he had imported into Canada from France and transported from Montreal to Fort Frontenac in bark caes. This would appear impossible to those who kw the weakness of this kind of craft, and the weight of an chors and cables, on which he paid eleven livres per hun dred pounds. We set out the next dav, September 19th, with fourteen persons in four caes, I directing the smallest, loaded with five hundred pounds, with a carpenter just arrived from France, who did t kw how to avoid the waves, during rough weather. I had every difficulty to manage this little craft. These four bark caes were loaded with a forge and all its appurtenances, carpenters, jointers and pit sawyer's tools, arms and merchandise. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.