namely Roderick Thomas and John Harper.
I went north on the City of Selkirk to Horse
Island, from which place we found our
own way along the north shore of Lake Winnipeg
and down the Nelson River to Norway House
and Rossville Mission.
The work allotted to me for the summer
was to explore Playgreen Lake, and to
Survey and explore the rivers that I had
not already surveyed, that flow into Lake
Winnipeg from the rocky country to the
east of it.
During the summer I surveyed Great
and Little Playgreen lakes, Gunisav river,
Little Black River, which I renamed Belanger
river after my old friend Horace Belanger,
Pigeon river, Etonami river, Berens River,
We arrived at the mouth of Berens on Sept.
20th, a cold stormy day, and we were
kind put up by Rev. J.A. and Mrs.
McLaughlan, and as the storm continued
I remained there till the 24th.
From there we paddled south to
Bloodvein river, on the way passing the
Steamer Red River on her way to West
Selkirk, with my old host from York Factory,
namely Dr. Milne on board. He told me
that my cache on Hudson Bay had been
found by some Esquimos. They had brought
the stuff down to Churchill, and it had
been shipped to Ottawa.