|Champlain, as imagined for Canada's History by the artist Robert Carter |
(http://www.crackedhat.com/). Credit: Canada's History.
The votes are in, and the winner is... David Thompson. Allow me to point out, though, that by my count he wins with 35% of the popular vote, a mere 5% more than Champlain, who earned an honest 30%. In the world of greatest-explorer-polls, that counts as a photo finish. Should the devotees of New France demand a recount? ;-)