Friday, 23 March 2018

Nepigon pulpwood limits, 1910 rules and regs


General conditions with respect to the Nepigon Pulp Limit offered for lease by tender 7th October , 1910

The successful tenderer shall enter into an agreement with the Government requiring him to erect within the limits of the territory covered by the right to cut pulpwood, or at some other place approved by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, a pulp and paper mill costing, with equipment thereof and machinery contained therein, not less than five hundred thousand dollars, and will operate the same so that the daily output thereof shall not be less than 150 tons of paper, and so that at least two hundred and fifty hands on an average shall be kept employed in connection therein for at least ten month of each and every year.

The said sum of five hundred thousand dollars shall be expended as follows: - One hundred thousand dollars during the first year, two hundred thousand dollars during the second year, and the remainder of the said sum during the third year, it being distinctly understood  that the erection of such mill and the employment of the hands shall form part of the consideration for the price of the pulpwood, and that the cutting of the said pulpwood for the use of the mill may begin as soon as and when fifty thousand  ($50,000) dollars shall have been expended on the erection of said pulp and paper mill and equipment thereof.

Two: The successful tenderer to have the right to cut and remove spruce, poplar or whitewood and banksian or jack pine, 9 inches and upwards in diameter, 2 feet from the ground, sufficient to supply the mill or mills erected, for a period of twenty-one years, from unoccupied, unsold and unlocated lands of the Crown, for a distance of five miles  in depth on either side of the River Nepigon, and extending back a distance of five miles from the shores of Lake Nepigon, subject to such reasonable terms , conditions and regulations as to the cutting , measuring,, removing and driving of the same as may from time to time be imposed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.

Three:  The successful tenderer shall pay dues of 40 cents per cord for spruce and 20 cents per cord for the other woods mentioned, or such other rates as may from time to time be fixed by Lieutenant- Governor in Council.

Four: The successful tenderer to get the right to cut the wood only, and not to have any right to the soil or user thereof, except as may be necessary for cutting or removing the wood.

Five: The Government shall retain the right to sell, lease, locate or otherwise dispose of any lands included in the territory on the same terms and conditions for settlement, mining or other purposes as ordinary Crown Lands situated elsewhere.

Six: The successful tenderer shall not have the right to cut or remove timber of any kind from any lands already under timber license or permit from Crown, or which may hereafter be placed under such license or permit  for the cutting of pine during the time such license or permit is in force, or until after the pine timber has been cut therefrom, nor shall any wood be cut in or in the immediate proximity of territory covered with green merchantable pine available for lumbering purposes or which may be considered by the Government to be pine bearing lands.

Seven: No wood cut on the said territory shall be exported or sold or disposed of to any other person or persons, but such wood shall be used for the purpose only of supplying the said mill or mills.

Eight: The Government will not guarantee any particular quantity of wood nor undertake to do more than grant the right to cut such quantities of wood of the kinds aforesaid as may be on the said property.

Nine: Failure to erect the mill or mills and make the required expenditures within the time specified shall entail forfeiture of the right to cut pulpwood and the bonus paid for the same.

Ten: Proper sworn returns of the quantity of wood cut each season shall be made to the government in conformity with the Crown Timber Regulations and payment shall be made for such wood not later than the first day of November in each year, and the Government shall have all rights and powers in respect of enforcing such payment as are now provided in the case of timber cut under timber license.

Eleven: No refuse, saw-dust, chemicals or matter of any other kind shall be placed or deposited in any river, stream or other waters which shall or may be injurious to fish life.

Twelve: No pulpwood, logs, timber or other material not in boats or scows shall be floated or driven or allowed to be floated or driven down or to accumulate in the River Nepigon above Camp Alexander, between the 15th days of June and November in each and every year, and the floating or driving of pulpwood logs, timber or other material down the said river shall be subject to further and other regulations as may hereafter from time to time be made by the Government.

Thirteen:  All Indian Reserves falling within the area of any pulp limit are excluded therefrom.

Department of Lands, Forests and Mines,  Toronto, 8th July, 1910

Forestry is


The Weekly Report , District of Geraldton

Ontario Department of Lands and Forests

October 20th, 1966

Adapted from the Prince George Progress.

Forestry is the raw material of beauty, of tourism, and of industry.  It is a full lunch bucket and coins jingling in pockets.

Forestry is tree growing and tree managing. Forestry in Canada is 5 billion dollars a year. (1966)

Yes, forestry is many things.

It is the whine of a powersaw and the moment of suspense when a faller’s tree hangs between heaven and earth.  It is a “cat” carving a trail to a new stand of timber and a drawing board where a bridge is designed.

  It is  30 tons of logs piled on a growling truck, and dollar-earning newsprint spinning off the rollers at half a mile a minute.

Forestry is the patient probing of the secrets of genetics and a quest for bigger, better, faster growing trees.  It is 60 million seedlings a year in Ontario hand planted on thousands of acres of logged-off land.  It is a ranger patrolling timber from  a river boat and a sweat backed stevedore loading lumber on a foreign ship.

Forestry is still flapjacks and bacon and eggs fried potatoes for breakfast, but it is mechanical harvesters that have made horses almost extinct in the woods.  It is a spreading population of deer and moose and a vast province being gradually opened for the traveller’s delight.  It is tree pruning, and sod-busting and fat cattle grazing within smelling distance of a slash burn.

It is stereoscopics and data-processing machines and a hand-axe and a back-packed water pump trekked over a hill.

Forestry is scarlet flames roaring through a fir stand, and infestation of budworm, but it is wind whispering through a pine grove and s singing trout stream and deer feasting with pleasant malevolence on tender young trees.

In spring it is greenery and growth and awakening;  in autumn it is a surrealistic masterpiece in green and gold and yellow painted by the greatest Master of them all.

 Forestry is the life blood of our economy.

G.E. MacKinnon, District Forester

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Les Vikings au Canada

Les Vikings au Canada by Yvon H. Couture, 2017
a French language book  "...a demonstration , with a lot of proofs, that the Vikings were present in the Great Lakes Area...Y.H.C."
Un premier site viking identifie a l'interieur du continent americain
L'ecrivain et chercheur multidisciplinaire Yvon H.Couture a identifie  un  site  viking  pres  du  lac  Stony,  dans  l'Est   de
!'Ontario. C'est un site a gravures rupestres comptant pres d'un
millier  de  glyphes  qui  racontent,  sous  forme  de  runes  et d'ideogrammes, l'histoire de Vikings partis du Groenland autour de 1'An Mille pour venir s'implanter dans Ia region des Grands Lacs. Connaissant deja le langage des runes ainsi que celui des pictogrammes; ce chercheur, qui s'interesse au site depuis 1967;
avait entrepris, en 2007, de reproduire une centaine de ces glyphes a partir de photos pour illustrer un de ses ouvrages. C'est  en realisant ce travail qu'il  a decouvert Ia presence de runes parmi ces gravures; ce qui faisait du site de Stony Lake un site viking et non un site algonquien, comme on le croyait auparavant. C'est  alors  qu'il  a  entrepris  le  decryptage d'une partie des g1yphes afin de savoir de quoi i1 retoumait.
Les  Vikings  au  Canada, qu'il  vient de  pub1ier, est  non
seulement une demonstration magistrale de 1'existence d'etablissements scandinaves dans 1a region dulac Ontario bien avant la decouverte officielle de 1'Amerique par Christophe Colomb, mais aussi un apen;u captivant de 1'histoire du Canada entre 1es annees 1000 a 1500 AD. Ce magnifique ouvrage de
336 pages est subdivise en 55 chapitres, et compte pres d'une centaine d'illustrations.  Pas encore disponib1e en 1ibrairie, on peut se 1e procurer par Ia poste au prix de 1ancement de $25.00 en s'adressant a 1'auteur au 1-861, ge avenue, Senneterre, QC, JOY 2MO (Ajouter $10.00 pour 1es frais d'envoi).

Thursday, 1 March 2018

The Menu


March 3, 1922  Madison Square Gardens, New York City

The following is the actual MENU served that day. They had very exciting “names” for their dishes.

I am not too sure of the “actual” existence of the “List of Antiques” , though some do have “credits”.



“Cloy the hungry edge of appetite by bare imagination of a feast.” – King Richard II


Northumberland Oysters  “Compliments of Premier Walter E. Foster of New Brunswick.”

Bisque of Ptarmigan Yukon …Celery…Olives…Salted Nuts

Hudson’s Bay Ice Fish saute Penelope

Loin of Buffalo  “compliments  Canadian National Parks, Department of Interior, Canada.”

Puree of Chestnuts

Flap Jacks Labrador …Maple Sugar Syrup

Pate of Beaver Huron Fashion  “Compliments Jack McKirdy, Nipigon, Ontario – Guide.”

Salad Eskimos

Snow Ball…Assorted Cakes

Café Noir

Drinks and Smokes a la Carte


Curtis’ Alligator Tails

Grover’s Bear

Prince Harry’s Rhino

Admiral Peary’ Polar Mice

Buffalo Jones’Catalo and Persian Lamb

Corbin’s Wild Boar

Worcester Sea Cucumbers

Allen’s Mountain Cat

Lieut. Greely’s Coffee …taken from 1881 Cache at Fort Conger, Arctic Circle, by Admiral Peary.

Capt. Kleinschmidt’s  Polar Bear and Walrus

Earl Gray’s Tiger

Galpin’s Copex Smilo Fantasticos

Canadian Mountain Sheep

Whale Meat, Monkey, Boa Constrictor, Etc., Etc., Etc..

Martinettas  Roti  (Compliments Col. Brainard, U.S.A.)

G.N. Bosworth, Canadian Gold Eye Fish

Whale, by L.G. Armstrong

Skil, by H.R. Charlton

Wild Cat, by Harry Allen

This whole Canadian Camp pamphlet courtesy of John McKirdy , 2018

Monday, 26 February 2018

The Canadian Camp Speakers, March 3, 1922

The Canadian Camp Speakers, March 3,  1922

Hon. E. M. MacDonald, K.C. M. P.

“There are no points of the compass on the chart of true patriotism.” – Winthrop


Mr. Neil McDougall

Sportsmen’s Representative, Canadian National Railways

“The Nipigon Trail”

“And liquid lapse of murmuring streams.” – Milton


Mr. C. Price-Green

Commissioner, Department of Resources, C.N.R.

“Rich with the spoils of Nature.”- Browne


Mr. Horace D. Ashton

Explorer’s Club

“Morocco of Today and Yesterday”

“The eternal landscape of the past.”  - Tennyson


Thomas Travis, Ph. D.

“The Wilderness Dwellers”

“Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife.” – Gray


Major A.P. Simmonds

“Across the Unknown Labrador”

“Old friends are best.   King James used to call for his old shoes.” - Selden

The Canadian Camp Advisory Board members 1922


Robert T. Morris, M.D., Chairman, New York

Maj-Gen. A. W. Greely, Washington

Maj.-Gen George W. Goethals, New York

Rear Admiral William S. Sims, Washington

Brig.-Gen. David L. Brainard, Washington

Mr. L.O. Armstrong, Montreal

Mr. G. M.  Bosworth, Montreal

Capt. J. E. Bernier, Levis, Quebec

J. Luther Burbank, D.Sc. . Santa Rosa, Cal.

Mr. E. J. Chamberlin, Ottawa

Mr. James A. Cruikshank, New York

Mr. J. E. Dalrymple, Montreal

Hon. Walter E. Foster, Fredericton, N.B.

Mr. Robert Frothingham, N.Y.

Mr. Hamlin Garland, N.  Y.

Dr. George Bird Grinnell, N.Y.

Hon. Charles N. Herried, Aberteen S. D.

CApt. Emerson Hough, Chicago

Mr. Howard G. Kelley, Montreal

Hon. Mr. Justice F. R. Latchford, Toronto

Rev. William J. Long, D.D. Stamford, Conn.

Hon. Mr. Justice J.W. Longley,  Halifax

Hon. Stephen T. Mather,  Washington

Hon. Chase S. Osborn,  Sault Ste. Marie

Mr. C. Price-Green, Toronto

John D. Quackenbos, M.D.  New York

Mr. Henry T. Saunders,  Philadelphia

Mr. Duncan C. Scott  Ottawa

Mr. C. E. E. Ussher,  Montreal

Mr. Henry W. Van Wagenen, Morristown N.J.

Mr. F. L. Wanelyn,  Montreal


From the Canadian Camp menu brochure  courtesy of John McKirdy, 2018

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Back to the Canadian Camp -OFFICERS OF THE BOARD 1922

President: G. Lenox Curtis, M.D. New York
Vice Presidents: Henry Van Dyke, D.D. Princeton
                           : Lieut. –Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Washington
                          : Major-Gen. Leonard Wood, Manila, P.I.
Secretary: H.T. Galpin, Ph.G. 57th W 57th St. N.Y.
Assist. Secretary: C.C. Chatfield, 88 Central Park W. , N.Y.
President of Philadelphia Branch:
William E.S. Dyer, Philadelphia
Deceased Officers:  Vice Presidents:
Hon. Theodore Roosevelt
Hon. Grover Cleveland
Rev. Leander T. Chamberlain,D.D.
Joseph Jefferson