Beaver Skins shipped from Canada, arrived in Old World

Beaver skins that hunters collected in Canada began shipping them back to the Old World. The first shipment arrived in the French Port of La Rochelle in 1603.

Date:
      1603
Location:
      French Port of La Rochelle



For More Information:

  • Fur Trade
    For nearly 250 years, from the early 17th to the mid-19th centuries, the fur trade was a vast commercial enterprise across the wild, forested expanse of what is now Canada.
  • North American fur trade
    The North American fur trade was the industry and activities related to the acquisition, trade, exchange, and sale of animal furs in the North American continent. Aboriginal peoples in Canada and Native Americans in the United States of different regions traded among themselves in the Pre-Columbian Era, but Europeans participated in the trade beginning from the time of their arrival in the New World and extended its reach to Europe.
  • Hudson’s Bay Company
    The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), chartered 2 May 1670, is the oldest incorporated joint-stock merchandising company in the English-speaking world.

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