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Island” across the head of south Lawrence river to south ferry point are fairly laid down –
The head of “Bay Quinte” is near Jorent River and the stream Brah Landing and it has two outlets into Lake Ontario. One, north on below the foot of “Ambush Island” and around the south end between it and Prince Edward.
Champlain may have passed across “Prince Edward” from Bay Quinte to “Prince Edward Bay.” It depends very much upon the size of his canoes and how loaded –
If he took the route across the lake, under the [unreadable] of the duck and galloo isands to south ferry point he undoubtedly took the route indicated by the red line on the map –
Champlain probably left his canoes little south of the ferry point in small bay mean which the sandy beach begins (extending entirely across “Mexico Bay”) From thence south proceeding through the forest to the [unreadable] Oneida Lake thence south to “Onondaga Lake” on the north side of which the Indian fort was situated.
After Champlain failed to accomplish his object he undoubtedly returned in haste to his canoes near south ferry point and thence back to Canada –
I am of the opinion Champlain’s expedition on the occasion only extended to “Onondaga Lake” - his
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