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.

Lawrence Basin.