Lake Albanel - Lake Mistassini - Wabissanon River - Lake Baudeau - Tichegami River (upstream) - Eastmain River via Lake Lavallette Route - Lac de la Maree (Neoskweska) - Rupert River - Némescau - Rupert River - Waskaginish (Rupert House)
Left to right, back row: Brian Lechner, Tyler Wilson, Owen Sayre, John Woods, Steve Springgate (staffman), Jack Hamill, Ted Kenneally (guide). Front row: Justin Fuller (holding Cupcake), Dylan Schoelzel (holding Cody), Bernard Ash (holding Rupert), Eric Ries, Bart Pinkham (holding Marvin).
We took the same route in both '91 and '92, each time trying to reach the upper Eastmain via Lac Hecla, but running out of time on account of sleepy days caused by cold cold cold rain.
Bill Seeley, 9/21/99
When we were at Waskaganish, Springgate knew we were looking for dogs so one morning he got this neat little idea in his head. He went around the settlement and rounded up eight of the mangiest, nastiest, smelliest mutts he could find, and then he proceeded to herd them into my tent at six o'clock in the morning.
Dylan Schoelzel, 9/21/00
History of Dogs from the North
This was the last season of the ancient tradition at Keewaydin of bringing home dogs from native settlements. The earliest reference to the affinity with northern dogs comes from 1911 when the first Bay trip visited Moose Factory. Also that year, Jack Green was given a husky pup at Grand Lake Victoria post in northern Quebec.
This year management banned the practice.
Bill Seeley Dylan Schoelzel
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