Upon his return to Québec, Jolliet was denied a fur concession he sought for the Illinois area and joined his father-in-law about 1676 in a company trading at Sept-Îles. In March 1679 Jolliet was granted a trade concession at MINGAN in the Gulf of St Lawrence to which Île d'Anticosti was added in 1680. After an overland voyage to Hudson Bay in 1679, Jolliet concentrated on trade and fisheries at his concession until 2 raids by the English in 1690 and 1692 dealt him a financial blow from which he never recovered. Jolliet was commissioned in 1694 to chart the Labrador coast, a task he accomplished to 56°8´ N lat near the present Zoar. In 1697 he succeeded Jean-Baptiste-Louis FRANQUELIN as king's hydrographer and teacher of navigation.
Author C.E. HEIDENREICH
Links to Other Sites
The mystery of Pere Marquette's final resting place
Archaeologists and history buffs offer their theories about where Father Jacques Marquette was buried. Includes interesting notes about the life of this intrepid French priest and explorer. From the Detroit News.
Louis Jolliet And Jacques Marquette: Discovering The Mississippi
This site recounts Jolliet and Marquette’s search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean. From Library and Archives Canada.
Map of Marquette and Jolliet's exploration of the Mississippi River
Follow the route of Marquette and Jolliet's 1673 journey down the Mississippi River. From The Illinois State Museum.