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[Fort McPherson]

Inspector F. J. Fitzgerald (Lost Patrol). F.J. Fitzgerald. Received from Insp. Smith in 1972-73. Larry Harris, Principal. [Fitzgerald was a member of the "Lost Patrol" who perished while travelling from Fort McPherson to Dawson, Yukon in 1911.]


The early stages of construction of the 'S.S. Distributor' on the riverbank


The 'S.S. Distributor' nearly completed, Alma Guest is christening its bow


'S.S. Distributor' moored on the riverbank


Passenger relaxing aboard 'S.S. Distributor' whilst it is morred at the shore


Passenger and crew members aboard the 'S.S. Distributor'


'S.S. Slave River' sailing close to shore

[Joe Bird]

"Joe Bird, one of the most skillful and best known half-breed pilots in the north. On Jack's boat last year and again piloting the 'S.S. Slave River' this year. He calls Jack 'Brother' and thinks the world of him. He is also a good friend of mine"

[Fort Smith?]

Young Inuk woman and child in skin clothing beside a tent (Fort Smith?)

[Tsiigehtchic/Arctic Red River]

Mackenzie Delta Inuit "These were nearly all eskimos. I saw a number of them last summer. They come from further north for the herring run at Arctic Red River. Summer of 1915, Arctic Red River

[Group of Gwich'in]

Mackenzie River Delta Dene. "This tribe of Indian known as Loo Sho [Loucheux] is the finest in the north. They are much like the Aleutians of Alaska and not unlike the huskies [Eskimo], though of larger build. I developed quite a respect for the Loo Shoo"

[Fort Smith]

Alma Guest and Metis woman posing in front of a building "This is taken at Fort Smith by the cook tent where three Chinese men cooked for the crew which built ther 'S.S. Distributor' last year. I christened her and made the trip on her maiden voyage. Little did I think that my husband would be purser aboard her this summer. I am wearing moccasins and the Metis women all wear shoes"

[Fort Smith]

"Scows loaded with freight for the Liard River posts. Also a schooner going to Fort McPherson. They are just pulling out of Fort Smith. Fort Smith

[Fort Smith]

Scows and a small schooner loaded with freight leaving Fort Smith


A scow and a tug boat stuck on a sand bar in the river

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