West to Grande Portage
West to Grande Portage (The Canada West Historical Series Book 2)
West to Grande Portage
On his sixteenth birthday Phillipe Chabot is told that his brother-in-law has hired him to be a voyageur. He will be paddling west from Montreal to Grade Portage to trade supplies with the Indians for furs. He is overjoyed and receives all the appropriate clothing from his family as birthday gifts, even a tobacco pouch.As the loaded canoe brigade gets ready to leave, his cousin, Jeanne, accepts the proposal of marriage yelled at her by the clerk who is going along to keep track of the trading.Unfortunately, disaster strikes the brigade as the men paddle the rivers, make their portages, and get onto the sometimes violent and unforgiving Lake Superior. In Montreal, the city is ravished by a fire and many people die.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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West To Grand Portage is historical fiction set in Montreal in the year 1766. Sixteen-year-old Phillippe Chabot lands a job as a voyageur. He and a group of men will be steering canoes from their hometown Montreal across Lake Superior and on to Grand Portage to trade with Native Americans.

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