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  • A grand navire was a generic noun for any large ocean-going vessel, usually a merchantman, and was also called a navire de commerce.

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  • “Le mousse” de la chanson enfantine “Il était un petit navire” was the youngest of “les matelots” and might have been your age perhaps?

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  • Nous sommes solidaires, emportés par la même planète, équipage d'un même navire.

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  • For the litigation that followed in France, and its outcome, see “Procuration donnée par les bourgeois du navire La Levrette….”

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  • The French text of 1628 that defined a patache as a “petit navire de guerre préposé à la surveillance des côtes” is quoted in Alain Rey et al. eds., Le Grand Robert (Paris, 2001) 5:333; Samuel Eliot Morison, Samuel de Champlain: Father of New France (New York, 1972) defines a patache erroneously by her rig, as a square-rigged ketch.

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  • They were larger than a shallop and smaller than an ocean-going navire.

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  • They know what a rogue wave can do, or a white squall that could strike without warning and blow a navire as big as the Saint-Étienne on her beam-end.

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  • In that small but busy port, Champlain had raised enough money to charter the Saint-Étienne, a large navire of 350 tons.

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  • This type of mid-sized navire was the mainstay of maritime commerce in New France.

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  • The vaisseau des indes, which the English called an East Indiaman, was another specialized type of large navire that developed in the early seventeenth century.

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