ROUTE:

Train to Oskelaneo - Oskelaneo River - Obiduan Post on Obiduan Lake - Kapitswe Lake - Lake Verreau -  Clearwater Lake - Lynxeye River - Lynxeye Lake - Little Nemenjish Lake - Obatagamau Lake - Lake Chibougamau - Waconichi Lake - Lake Mistassini - Baie du Poste on Lake Mistassini - Marten River - Rupert River - Nemiscau Post on Rupert River - Rupert River - Rupert's House to Moose Factory via schooner - Train to Temagami

 

MAP OF ROUTE                                        ACTUAL  MAP USED

Staffman: Rod Cox

Guide:     Jack Decaire

Ed Pepper                Frank Campion

Dan Carpenter Sr.     Bill MacAusland

David Tileston           Bill Slocum

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1939 Section A at Rupert's House, loading the schooner for sail across James Bay to Moose Factory. One canoe is already lashed onto the deck. The section had paddled from Oskelaneo to Mistassini then run the Rupert River. Rod Cox was staff. Dan Carpenter Sr. was a camper.

 

                                       Photo: Dan Carpenter Sr

LINER NOTES: 

Crossing the Bay

We were out of sight of land for a good portion of the sail.  To get to Moose Factory the sailor had to find the river channel and it was getting dark. He finally found it just before dark to the relief of all.

But what a difference to trippers today who use planes to cover the same routes. One might say they don't know what they missed.

       Dan Carpenter Sr., 3/1/00

 

COSTS (taken from 1937 section A log)
Rail Route Cost
T&NO Temagami to Swastika to Rouyn-Noranda (Que.) for passengers $4.55
Canoes (4) and baggage to Rouyn-Noranda 9.75
CNR

Rouyn-Noranda to Taschereau to Oskelaneo for passengers

6.60
Canoes (4) and baggage 12.85

Hotel Nationale, Noranda                                

 .75

Meals at restaurants per person             

 .50
Board and room, Oskelaneo   1.00

CONTRIBUTORS:

             Dan Carpenter Sr.    

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