By Edward Pierce Hamilton
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It is a very hard day's journey and one that they usually take two days to make. July 23: Left Pointe à Coulonge at six and on foot as far the head of the Cedars portage, a distance of three-quarters of a league. The portage is covered by a little stockaded fort called the "Fort of the Cedars" and almost abandoned. Continued on foot as far as Pointe au Bluet. Re-embarked and proceeded to Coteau du Lac where there is a portage of two or three arpents30 past Pointe au Diable. The waterfall at Coteau du Lac is one of the hardest to pass.
Note regarding this fortification on the change that M. de Bourlamaque has had made in the plan, making everyone quit work at four o'clock so that the workers may drill. , then an important Canadian post on Lake Erie. 11 Lake George. 12 British fort on the Hudson where the portage to Lake Champlain started. 13 Baron Von Dieskau, commander of the French Army, who was captured by General William Johnson at Lake George in 1755. Page 6 sels and two of the King's flutes,14 the Outarde and the Anna Sophia, arrived in the harbor of Quebec carrying food and munitions.
The journal remained in the hands of his family, and a transcript was apparently made for the French Archives. Abbé Casgrain, the Canadian historian, while gathering material for the Lévis papers, published by the Province of Quebec between 1889 and 1895, made a transcript of the journal when it was in the possession of the Marquise de Bassignac, Bougainville's eldest granddaughter. 1 I prefer, however to believe that Bougainville, an intelligent observer, was an honest reporter and that he did not distort the facts.
Adventure in the Wilderness: The American Journals of Louis Antoine De Bougainville, 1756-1760 (American Exploration and Travel Series) by Edward Pierce Hamilton