The Northern Horizons of Guy Blanchet: Intrepid Surveyor, 1884-1966

The Northern Horizons of Guy Blanchet: Intrepid Surveyor, 1884-1966

by Gwyneth Hoyle

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ISBN-13: 9781459714526
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

While working as a college librarian at Trent University, Gwyneth Hoyle became inspired by the adventures of those who explored and mapped this great country. Her canoe trip down the Thelon River started a fascination with the North, prompting her to research and write many articles as well as two books: Canoeing North Into the Unknown: A Record of River Travel, 1874 to 1974 (Natural Heritage, 1993, 1997) and Flowers in the Snow: The Life of Isobel Wylie Hutchison (University of Nebraska Press, 2001).


While working as a college librarian at Trent University, Gwyneth Hoyle became inspired by the adventures of those who explored and mapped this great country. Her canoe trip down the Thelon River started a fascination with the North, prompting her to research and write many articles as well as two books: Canoeing North Into the Unknown: A Record of River Travel, 1874 to 1974 and Flowers in the Snow: The Life of Isobel Wylie Hutchison.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     7
Preface     9
Introduction     11
List of Maps     13
Prologue     15
Early Life: 1884-1906     19
The Surveyor: 1906-1919     31
North of Sixty: 1920-1923     56
Exploration: 1924-1925     72
The Last Exploration on the Barrens: 1926     91
Winter in the Arctic: 1928-1929     105
Search and Rescue: 1929     126
The Thirties: 1930-1939     139
Strange Interlude: 1939-1941     152
The Canol Project: 1942     167
Canol Continues: 1943-1944     182
Final Working Years: 1944-1954     198
Writing, Friendship, Travel: 1954-1966     211
Notes     218
Bibliography     230
Index     232

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