Saint-Malo

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Saint-Malo, on the Brittany coast, is the port from which Verrazano sailed for the Carolinas and Newfoundland in 1524, and from which Jacques Cartier, “the man from Saint-Malo,” sailed for the St. Lawrence in 1534 and 1535. The town may be named after Saint-Maclou, a Welsh monk who fled to the granite islet in the sixth century, and who was probably the first Bishop of Aleph. The islet is joined to the mainland by an ancient causeway bridging an inner harbor.


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Posted 14 July 2013. Modified 12 July 2018.

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