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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.”

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