The Journal of Canadian

Wilderness Canoeing

  SPRING 2003

PAGE 10

OUTFIT 112
 

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Acquiring the NAC

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A truly amazing picture (our Outfit 52 cover shot) of two Inuit and hunting outfit with John Hornby, in bare feet, perched knowingly in the background with a cup of tea shot by George Douglas in 1912.

GEORGE DOUGLAS/NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA/PA-150877

That real world connection in reading authentic historical journals strikes deep into the heart of many northern wilderness paddlers. So imagine being able to get your hands on the photos taken by those very authors/explorers at the end of that last era of exploration.

Its not a revelation that the National Archives of Canada has thousands of pictures from the golden age of northern travel. The news is that you can access and order these photos online - a lot easier than making a trip to Ottawa.

The digital collections of the NAC continue to grow and even though you can see relatively few of the actual photos, a description of them is there for avid readers and historians to easily hook on to. You can order them as prints or high quality scans burned to a CD for about $10 each.

One of the great unwritten canoe trip stories, apart from a Dept of the Interior Report, is that of J.W. Tyrrell, younger brother of the more famous J.B.  He was the first person down the Thelon with a group of eight in 1900. He descended the Hanbury and Thelon to Aberdeen lake and then went back up the east branch - or Thelon. He is pictured to the right in full portage mode, a belt of bullets and a wide tump line. Other photos as noted below are from the great George Douglas and A.P. Low. The main Web address is www.archives.ca but to get directly to the photo section see www.archives.ca/02/020115_e.html

 

J.W. Tyrrell perhaps on his epic 80 mile carry from the upper Thelon to Artillery Lake in August 1900 while the rest of the party went back up the Hanbury.

J.W. TYRRELL/NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA/PA-19613

A. P. Lows voyage in Wakeham Bay in Hudson Straight July 28, 1897.

A.P. LOW/NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA/C-005592

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