René de Bréhant de Galinée
August 16, 1678
René Bréhant de Galinée was a member of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (Sulpician Order) at Montreal and an explorer and missionary to the Native Americans. In 1670, he and François Dollier de Casson were the first Europeans to make a recorded transit of the Detroit River. His map of the trip demonstrated that the Great Lakes were all connected.
Galien River in Michigan is named for him.
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Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography
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