Montreal to New York, NY
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The island of Montréal was first occupied by the St. Lawrence Iroquois, whose small village of Hochelaga, or ‘Place of the Beaver’, was situated at the base of Mont Royal. French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived here in 1535 while on an expedition searching for a northwest route to Asia. The soldiers of Paul de Chomedy, who had been ordered by France to ‘bring about the glory of God and the salvation of the Indians’, established the first settlement. Attempts to follow these instructions resulted in bloody conflicts with the Iroquois, until a treaty in 1701 guaranteed that the settlement was to be the main embarkation point for the fur and lumber trade.
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For centuries, a native Iroquois village occupied the cliff-top site of what is now Quebec City. The first permanent European settlement began in 1608 when Samuel de Champlain established a fur trading post. By 1663, New France had become a royal province, administered by a council appointed directly by the crown and answerable to the king's council in France. Long-brewing European struggles between England and France spilled over into the colonies, prompting the construction of Quebec's formidable fortifications. The Seven Years War put an end to French reign and left the city in English hands. The English successfully warded off an American attack in 1775, and for the next century Quebec quietly earned its livelihood as a center for shipbuilding and timber trade.
By 1840, when it was declared the provincial capital of Lower Canada, the accessible supplies of timber had run out. The final blow came with the appearance of steamships that could travel as far as Montreal, while sailing ships found it difficult to proceed beyond Quebec City. Losing its importance as a major port, the city experienced a decline but remained a center of small industry and local government. Later years saw a tremendous rise as tourism made use of Quebec's fantastic location and appearance. Being Canada's most historic city and the only walled city in North America earned it the classification of World Heritage Treasure by UNESCO in 1985. Today, the visitor is greeted by an authentic, profoundly French city, where 95% of its half million people are French-speaking. Both parts of the city - Haute-Ville and Basse-Ville (Upper and Lower Town) - feature winding, cobbled streets flanked by 17th- and 18th-century stone houses and churches, graceful parks and squares and countless monuments. Croissants and steaming cups of coffee at sidewalk cafés conjure images and aromas of Paris.
Great emphasis has been placed on Quebec nationalism; as a result the city has become a symbol of the glory of French heritage. The motto "Je me souviens" (I remember) is inscribed above the entrance to the Parliament Building and on the license plates of Quebec cars. As you come ashore, endless pleasures await you in this marvelous city.
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Charlottetown, the charming capital city of Canada’s smallest province, is also known as the ‘Birthplace of Canada’. In 1864, 23 delegates gathered in Charlottetown and participated in a conference dedicated to the establishment of a new nation, resulting in the 1867 founding of the Dominion of Canada. In the heart of Charlottetown, you can visit such sights as the Province House National Historic Site and Founders’ Hall to learn more about this important event in Canadian history.
|Fri 27 Oct 2017 10:00||Fri 27 Oct 2017 16:30|
Sydney is located on Cape Breton Island on the east side of the Sydney River. It was founded in 1783 by colonists from New York and New Hampshire who were loyal to the British crown. The area also attracted a large number of Scottish settlers in the early-1800s. With the opening of the coal mines and a steel plant at the turn of the 20th century, a large number of Eastern European immigrants arrived. Today, Sydney enjoys a varied ethnic population.
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Today, the city is Atlantic Canada's center of business, research and education. Clean, green, walkable streets, excellent dining and friendly maritime smiles welcome visitors in an innovative and historic cityscape. Strong emphasis is placed on cultural diversity, historic restorations and the preservation of the heritage and culture of the people of the region.
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The largest city in Maine, Portland was founded in 1632 on the Casco Bay Peninsula. It quickly prospered through shipbuilding and the export of inland pines, which made excellent masts. A long line of wooden wharves stretched along the seafront, with the merchants’ houses on the hillside above.
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One of America's greatest and oldest cities, Boston was founded in 1630 along the Charles River. It was dubbed the "Cradle of Liberty" for leading the American colonies in their struggle for independence, and "Hub of the Universe" for its citizens' intellectual achievements. Many of Boston's points of interest are near each other and most of them can be seen on foot. The downtown area is packed with magnificent old architecture, museums and monuments. The distinct neighborhoods are steeped in history, with numerous famous monuments. Boston's entertainment scene is one of the nation's best. Major sporting events include the annual Boston Marathon, regarded as the most prestigious long-distance foot race in the country.
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Cape Cod Canal Transit
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Located at the southern tip of the largest island in Narragansett Bay, Newport was established as a colony by William Coddington of Providence in 1639. Due to its excellent harbor, it developed rapidly through sea trade, whaling and smuggling - a fact that led some neighbors to call the tiny state "Rogues Island." A reputation for religious freedom encouraged Jews, Quakers and Baptists to settle in Newport to become part of the lucrative international trade until British occupation in 1776 caused a decline in prosperity. Rhode Islanders were in the forefront of Revolutionary passion. They resented the economic pressures placed on them from England, severely affecting commercial enterprise.
|Wed 01 Nov 2017 08:00||Wed 01 Nov 2017 18:00|
New York City
The city comprises the central island of Manhattan along with four other boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. To many, Manhattan is New York. The 22-square-mile island is divided into the three districts of Downtown, Midtown and Upper Manhattan. There are countless museums, theaters, restaurants and parks. Many residents never get to see it all in a lifetime, so don't expect to take it all in during one visit.
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