By Jack Ives
Geographer Jack Ives moved to Canada in 1954, and shortly after he performed an instrumental position within the institution of the McGill Sub-Arctic study Laboratory in primary Labrador-Ungava. This interesting account of his fifty-plus years dwelling and dealing within the arctic is at the same time a light-hearted, profitable memoir and a decision to motion at the problems with environmental information and conservation which are inextricably intertwined with lifestyles within the north. blending own impressions of key figures of the postwar medical increase with the highbrow drama of box study, The Land past is a memorable depiction of a lifestyles in technology.
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At half throttle we gently coasted down the northwestern arm of this vast intricate stretch of water. ” The myriad lakes, islands, and peninsulas would have made it impossible to select a course in the 1890s, but in 1955 we could negotiate with relative ease aided by our new 1:50,000 scale maps. We are about to depart on our first canoe trip. Astray Lake, central Labrador-Ungava. August 1955. 20 T h e L a n d b e yo n d We felt ourselves totally alone in the world, so we turned off the motor and took to the paddles.
S. meteorological stations in the History of Labrador-Ungava 11 High Arctic, and two expeditions to Baffin Island (1950, 1953) led by Pat Baird. Graham and Diana Rowley were strong supporters of the AINA while Diana was involved in the development of its quarterly journal, Arctic, launched by Professor Trevor Lloyd, its founding editor. 18 Following the success of the Stanstead-McGill Summer School, Hare was again approached by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The corporation proposed financing a succession of joint McGill-AINA scholarships and senior fellowships to encourage recruitment of highly motivated graduate students.
So we forgot the motor and paddled and paddled. Rainwater streamed off us and lake water began to slop over the side; a pond began to grow in the bottom of the canoe. Pauline started bailing. Jim and I, in mounting desperation, continued to paddle. We could hardly see the silhouettes of the spruce trees around our camp. Jim started to sing. We were beyond care. Pauline couldn’t help laughing. ” But we made it back, soaked, near hysterical, hoarse with singing. We stepped out of the canoe, tied up, and went into the big tent for towels and hot chocolate.