"No sooner arrived at Ste. Marie than we took a canoe to go see Lake Superior. Miss Clemens, Miss Thomson, Mathilda and some other ladies came with us. We mounted the river two leagues and went as far as a place called Pointe aux Pins, where is the beginning of Lake Superior. This lake much resembles all the others; I believe however that its waters are the purest of all. In addition to its immense size, it has also in common with the sea an ebb and flow. I was enchanted by this promenade.
We spent an hour or two at the Pointe aux Pins. There I was presented to an Indian chief, who fell into admiration before my fusil a piston. I fired a shot before him. He was so satisfied that to show me his gratitude he gave me a small tortoise shell."
Beaumont (Pierson 296)