River Rough, River Smooth: Adventures on Manitoba's Historic by Anthony Dalton

By Anthony Dalton

Manitoba’s Hayes River runs over 600 kilometers from close to Norway condominium to Hudson Bay. On its rush to the ocean, the Hayes races over forty-five rapids and waterfalls because it drops down from the Precambrian defend to the Hudson Bay Lowlands. This nice waterway, the biggest evidently flowing river in Manitoba, served because the road for settlers sure for the purple River colony, ferrying their worldly items in York boats and canoes, suffering opposed to the powerful currents.

characteristically used for shipping and looking via the indigenous Cree, the Hayes grew to become a huge fur exchange path within the 17th to 19th centuries, being explored by way of such luminaries (Pierre Radisson (1682), Henry Kelsey (1690) David Thompson (1784), Sir John Franklin (1819), and J.B. Tyrrell (1892). this can be the account of the author’s invitational trip at the Hayes from Norway residence to Oxford condominium by way of conventional York boat with a team of First state Cree, and later, from Oxford apartment to York manufacturing facility through canoe within the corporation of different intrepid canoeists – modern day voyageurs reliving the past.

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