Quinte, Bay of


Quinte, Bay of
   An inlet of Lake Ontario, on the north shore. The name is of Iroquois origin. A number of Cayugas settled here about the middle of the seventeenth century; and in 1668 two Sulpicians, Trouvé and Fénelon, were sent from Montreal to open a mission among these "Iroquois of the North." About 1783, permanent settlements on the shores of the bay were made by United Empire Loyalists and disbanded officers and men of regiments serving in Canada. About the same time a number of Mohawks settled in the township of Tyendenaga--named after Joseph Brant.
   Index: Hd Iroquois settlement on, 265.
   Bib.: Conant, Life in Canada and Upper Canada Sketches.

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