ROUTE:

Bus to Capreol - Train to Savant Lake - Bus to Pickle Lake - Kapkichi Lake - Bow River - Otoskwin River - Kakagawidgida Lake - Ozhiski Lake - Marten Drinking River - Lansdowne House - Wapitotem Lake - Mameigwess Lake - Fishbasket River - Bosworth Lake - Horeley Creek - Palanek Lake - Summer Beaver village - Winisk River - Webequie settlement - Winisk River - Winisk settlement - Air to Pickle Lake - Bus to Savant Lake - Train to Capreol - Bus to Boatline Bay

Left to right, back row: Dan Carpenter Jr. (staffman), Ted Forbes (guide), Zeb Esselstyn, Bo Martin, Dave Gidley, Harley Walsh. Front row: Chuck Conklin, John Glover, Nelson "Rocky" Schniewind, Ben Henkel, Oliver Laeyendecker, Dave Chapin.

                             

                                                   

 LINER NOTES:

 

Last Winisk Visit

This was the last Section A to go to the old community of Winisk.  The following spring the town was destroyed in a flood and relocated to the present site Peawanuk. The Winisk flood was caused by a spring ice-jam that backed up lots of water, then broke through all at once. Most of the town was evacuated in advance since they knew it was going to happen. Steve Springgate told me he saw it on film and that a huge sheet of ice and water came through and just demolished everything in its path.

                Dave Chapin, 9/26/99

 

CONTRIBUTORS:

            Dave Chapin         Ted Forbes

 

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