Photo: Garrett Kephart
Retracing the routes of mapmaker and explorer A. P. Low
Two Ottawa outdoorsmen have gone to great lengths — at least 1,000 kilometres, in fact, down the upper Eastmain and the Rupert — to give Albert Peter Low his due.
Low's original maps: Lake Mistassini 1885
Rupert, Eastmain, Mistassini 1896 (in quarters):
A large collection of logs and photos on Camp Wabun's descent of the Rupert River through the Archipelago via Woollett Lake and the North Channel. Wabun, a youth canoe-trip camp on Lake Temagami in Ontario, has canoed the river a number of times since 1963.
Details on Rupert River and adjoining routes, terrain, sites suggestions and more. Bill Seeley has descended the river three times, benefited from Keewaydin logs going back to 1935 and traveled with a Cree.
Routes, taken by Keewaydin, are mapped and summarized.
A challenge to navigate or decipher on a map. This map should take out some of the mystery.
A perspective on the people whose land the river traverses and their villages:
Rupert Canoe Brigade Brigades supplied up to six inland posts using the Rupert River from 1812 to 1925.
Oskelaneo Route From 1910 to 1948, this was a canoe highway. There were even locks.
Keewaydin's Rupert Expeditions
Since 1934, Keewaydin, a Temagami summer camp, has 19 times descended the Rupert or traveled portions of it. Here are six of those trips with photos and personal accounts.
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