Ornithology W.E. Clyde Todd Return Home
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On the 1917 expedition, Todd remarked how earlier settlements and expeditions were still able to assist the explorers of the “modern” times. In the Arctic wilderness, no resource goes to waste:

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"We had to paddle back almost to the foot of the lake and up a bay on the west side to camp for the night on the site of Fort Nascaupie, a former Hudson’s Bay Company post, built in 1841 but abandoned in 1873.

"The ruins of the buildings stand in a clearing grown up with fireweed, in full bloom at this season . . . but we found only part of the walls intact, for the Indians who travel this route are accustomed to use the logs for firewood . . . here we found part of a heavy iron stove, and a patch of rhubarb, which was a welcome addition to our bill of fare . . ."

Photo: The remains of Fort Nascaupie in 1917.

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