Map of a canoe route from the mouth of Rock or Grease Mt. River to the Great Indian River flowing to the sea known only to the Esquimo
1 map on 6 sheets : ms., on paper ; each 26 x 21 cm.
30 July 1892
Shows a route to the barren lands beginning on the north shore of Lake Athabasca, near the mouth of the Grease River and going as far as 'Rabbit Mountain Lake', and the 'Indian River, a stream a mile wide going to the sea'. This is probably a route that leads north via Great Slave Lake to the Arctic Ocean.
"Title from map, supplied by J.B. Tyrrell."
"Andrew is identified in the J.B. Tyrrell's 1892 field notebook, entry for July 30, as a Chipewyan from the Fond du Lac region. He may have been one of the group who assisted the expedition with the first portages to Black Lake."
"Outline map in pencil on Geological Survey Department letterhead, probably drawn by J.B. Tyrrell, with place names supplied by Tyrrell. Another version of this map was drafted by Tyrrell on linen, and probably taken on the 1893 expedition."
Note on sheet 1 following title: The distance from here to Rabbit Mt. Lake is greater than from here to Fort Chipewyan in direction N 35 W. It takes 7 days rapid travelling with canoes to reach the lake. The road is through a series of lakes between which are 45 portages in all.
Forms part of the 'Geological Survey maps' sub-series.
"Ms Coll 26, map 1892.011, Tyrrell mapcase"
Tyrrell, Joseph Burr, 1858-1957
Athabasca, Lake (Sask. and Alta.)
Grease River (Sask.)