St Lawrence Gulf
The first authenticated voyage to the gulf is that
of Jacques Cartier, in 1534. In his second voyage, of 1535-1536, Cartier
made further discoveries. On Aug. 10, 1535, he sailed into what is now
known as Pillage Bay, on the Labrador coast of the gulf. As this was the
feast of St. Lawrence, he named the bay Baye Sainct Laurens. Since
then the name has gradually spread until it embraces the whole gulf, and
the great river that empties its waters there. =Bib.=: Dawson, The St.