Inuit snow goggles. Plus stories from more than nine decades of The Beaver magazine.
The Beaver’s June 1942 issue included several items about living and travelling in the great outdoors. C.N. Stephen provided striking photographs of a “Labrador Voyage,” including a church service on board the Fort Ross, the imposing headland of Table Hill, and a fishing schooner in calm waters. The same issue featured photos of “Sea Birds of Labrador,” such as puffins, auks, and gannets; “Post Gardens,” with the blooming flowers and bountiful harvests of employees at Hudson’s Bay Company posts; and “Trout along the Albany,” where Edwin Mills detailed a northern Ontario fishing adventure. “News Pictures” included an
April 1942 visit to Manitoba’s Lower Fort Garry by the Earl of Athlone, then Canada’s Governor General, and his wife, Princess Alice. There was a profile of long-serving river pilot John Berens and an obituary for chief trader William “Paddy” Gibson, who had perished that February in an airplane accident. A photo of stacked “Canoes at Mistassinny” graced the contents page, and a photo essay by Lynus R. Pattee outlined the careful building of a birchbark canoe, until “the moment arrives when the finished canoe is placed in the water, and sets out on its maiden voyage — a thing of beauty and simplicity.”