From to Ottawa voyageurs, a Grimsby, Ontario merchant sold many pairs of moccasins which he had traded from the Indians . Stripes on the collar could go either direction.
These came to light only in when the Ermatinger family archives provided them to the Public Archives of Canada so that they may be copied. Hivernants, who were year-round employees, got two blankets, two shirts, two pairs of trousers, and two handkerchiefs . For more information check out the Frost website and map.
But few wrote down the words or the music. The presence and eventual dominance of the Hudson Bay York-boat-based entry into the fur trade areas eliminated a significant part of the canoe travel, reducing the need for voyageurs.
The main access points are off the parks main corridor along highway 60 but many routes are accessed outside the main corridor. In the spring they would carry furs from these remote outposts back to the rendezvous posts.
The main route from Montreal went up the Ottawa River and then through rivers and smaller lakes to Lake Huron. Quetico, in the boudary waters area of the provinces western reaches is a part of one of the largest paddling regions in the world. Documentation for voyageur clothing in this article comes from fur trade inventories, journals, memoirs, and artwork, and focuses on the period.
The southern part of the axis was near the source of pemmican. Many drowned in rapids or in storms while crossing lakes. One vest had a bow at the small of the back to adjust the fit. Map showing the Lake Champlain-River Richelieu watershed.
Leather trousers were made in the Northwest . This was about as far as canoes could reach and return in one season and was the gathering place for furs from the rich Athabasca region and further west.
It was carried upright by two men. For the HBC's Athabasca outfit, George Simpson requested 67 pairs blue cloth trousers, 61 pairs olive cord trousers, 59 pairs drab cord trousers, 48 pairs striped cotton trousers, 45 pairs fine cloth trousers, 40 pairs duck trousers, 21 pairs striped Nankeen trousers, 23 pairs buff Nankeen trousers, 19 pairs drab Nankeen trousers, and 19 pairs drab jean trousers, for a total of pairs cloth trousers !
These toques fit closely to the head, and at the very top of the toque, the artist shows a little 'knob'. They would travel to the western end of Lake Superior to drop off their goods.
This was considered to be a derogatory term. What were these trousers made from? Lawrence River ; many others were from France. These men were seasonal workers employed mostly during the summer months who used canoes to transport their goods which could weigh as much as four tonnes.
Choose your route carefully since the park is very hilly and many of the portages may include climbs or descents adding to their difficulty. This resulted in a shift towards using the route with direct access to the ocean, the Hudson's Bay route, away from the Great Lakes route.
The only known document left behind for posterity by a voyageur was penned by John Mongle who belonged to the parish of Maskinonge. Later, the downstream portion of this route was traversed by York boats rather than canoes.The Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club is a member of the Canadian Volkssport Federation which in turn is a member of the International Volkssport Federation (IVV).
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All club events (walks) are sanctionned by the CVF and eligible for distance and events awards in the IVV Awards Program.Download