ROUTE: 

  Most easterly trip ever taken by Keewaydin.

  The intended route was down the Eastmain River in Quebec, but forest fires required an evacuation at Lac Nichicun to Labrador.  The remainder of the trip the section headed east to Goose Bay on the Labrador coast.

Northern Quebec by bus put-in at Lac Icebound Lac Icebound Fronsac River Lac Duruy up La Grande River Nitchequon* Lac Nichicun evacuation to Labrador City, Labrador by float plane

Labrador City to Oreway via train put-in at Lac l Eau-Claire Riviere l Eau-Claire Lac Joseph Atikonak Lake Atikonak River Ossokmanuan Reservior take-out at reservoir

Churchill (Hamilton) River via bus Churchill River Happy Valley-Goose Bay community, Labrador return to Temagami via Labrador City and Baie Comeau by bus

* Nitchequon (a former HBC post) was one of the remotest trading posts in eastern North America

                                                                                                                 Photo: Alex Perkins      

Section on the Churchill River Left to right, back row: Booth Platt (guide), Owen Wiles, Jay Standish, Alex Perkins (staff), Carl Borntraeger, Willy Olmstead, Colin Naples, John Haltom. Front row: Alex Kozlow, Clayton Dinkins, Andy Callahan, Hubert d'Autremont.

Original Itinerary: Northern Quebec by bus put-in at Lac Icebound Lac Icebound Fronsac River Lac Duruy up La Grande River - Nitchequon* Lac Nichicun up Nichicun River Lac Patamisk Lac Wahemen Height of Land crossover via Lac Leran Eastmain River (re-outfit) up Tichegami River Wabissinane River Lac Mistassini Lac Albanel takeout at Lac Albanel return to Lake Temagami by bus

CONTRIBUTORS:

       Alex Perkins    Booth Platt    John Haltom

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