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|Grande Hermine: La Grande Hermine; Ship; Length: 78.8 ft; Beam: 25 ft; Depth of hold: 12 ft; 120 tons; France; 1534|
La Grande Hermine was Jacques Cartier's largest of three ships used on his second voyage to further explore the lands (St. Lawrence, Quebec) he discovered on his first voyage in 1534. The other two vessels where the 40 ton La Petite Hermine and the 40 ton pinnace L'Emerillon. La Grande Hermine was also involved in Cartier's failed quest to establish a French colony in Canada in 1541.