HBC freight canoe at Bear Island, 1896
This big, birchbark, Hudson's Bay Company canoe was probably used to carry supplies and fur between Temagami Post and Fort Timiskaming on Lake Timiskaming.
The two men in the bow are patriarchs of well-known Teme-Augama Anishnabai families: Turner and Moore. With the dog is John Turner, then post factor, and Charlie Moore.
Behind Turner, left to right: Richard S. Cassels, W. Rein Wadsworth, W. "Billy" Ridout Wadsworth, Joe Turner (factor's son), unknown.
The three left-most men are Torontonians on one of several canoe trips to Temagami between 1892 and 1901. Cassels was a co-founder of the law firm that became the core of today's Cassels Brock.
Missing from the photo is photographer George M. Kelley, grandfather of islander Rob Wilson, and one of the canoeists.
Photo credit: R.S. Cassels collection at the National Archives of Canada.
Home Rupert Battle Rupert River Temagami Che-Mun
Forum Crees Camps Canoes Keewaydin Way Search About Contact Us
Maps and information herein are not intended for navigational use, and are not represented to be correct in every respect.
All pages intended for reference use only, and all pages are subject to change with new information and without notice.
The author/publisher accepts no responsibility or liability for use of the information on these pages.
Wilderness travel and canoeing possess inherent risk.
It is the sole responsibility of the paddler and outdoor traveler to determine whether he/she is qualified for these activities.
Copyright © 2000-2014 Brian Back. All rights reserved.
We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of any linked document on an external site.