Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS

NOVA Online (click here for NOVA home)
Voyage of Doom
Site Map

Port of Departure
back to Stories in the Timber

Contract of engagement for two years between Cavelier de La Salle and Alain Fougeron, sailor, age 19, of Quimper, in Brittany, "...voluntarily engaged to the Sieur de La Salle, Governor for the King in the country of Louisiana, to serve him or others representing him...." Dated at La Rochelle June 26, 1684.

Fougeron

Photo: courtesy of John de Bry, Center for Historical Archeology.

Stories in the Timber | Explore the Shipwreck | Who Owns Lost Ships?
Buoyancy Brainteasers | Teacher's Guide | Resources | Transcript | Site Map
Voyage of Doom Home

Editor's Picks | Previous Sites | Join Us/E-mail | TV/Web Schedule
About NOVA | Teachers | Site Map | Shop | Jobs | Search | To print
PBS Online | NOVA Online | WGBH

© | Updated November 2000