Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 32, No. 9

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 32, No. 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...with his two boats had been able to efiect a landing at the turn on the right bank and was now busy unloading his boats and getting supplies ashore. In order to land on the same side of the river as the rest of the party, Major Valsh ordered my boat up the river along the shore ice, following with his own boat at the same time. When it was thought we had gone sufliciently far up stream to enable us to reach the opposite side in safety, we struck across, Major VValsh, after a great deal of difliculty, made the right bank in safety. My boat was not so fortunate, and getting caught in the floating ice We were unable to make the shore and were hurried towards the thick of the jam. Just as we reached the point, I could see Bliss crawling on his hands and knees over the heavy slush ice, making for the shore. "Joe Crow and I. Collen, Indians, had made the shore on snow-shoes. S. Collen and T. Collen, Indians, got to shore by means of tent poles stretched across the ice. A. Cyrette, in one of Captain N orwood's boats, on reaching the turn in the river, jumped out into water up to his waist and running to shore with a line, lashed it around a tree and saved his boat. Captain N orwood threw a rope which was caught by Marcelle of Cyrette's boat, on shore, and in spite of the cold and fearful pressure of the ice, hung on and saved his boat. His hands, however, were so severely frozen as to be a mass of huge blisters in the morning, Meantime Major Valsh had made a landing on the right bank a short distance above the turn and had run down to direct the saving of the boats. Bliss made the shore in safety and called to me to get ashore as a man had been drowned. I tested the slush ice, but found it would not bear me. I took my snowshoes...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681617X
  • 9781236816177