Sunday, May 1, 2016

Historic Paddle Photo: Department of Mines Exploration Paddles

Found some more vintage pics from These two images are from 1904 Report of the Ontario Bureau of Mines. An exploration party in Northern Ontario were searching for coal and other mineral potentials in the Moose River Basin. The first image showcases the exploration party posing on shore with their gear...

The second includes a crew on the Upper Nettogami river poling their canoes. The canoe in front is a sturdy looking birchbark. Poling is hard enough to balance with a single person. Tough to imaging the skill of these canoemen working to tandem upriver...

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