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The Beaver, Vol. I, No. 4, January 1921 by Company

A Seaplane Visits Moose Factory August 27


Stuart left on board the S.S. "Nascopie," for a holiday in England.

Buffalo River Post News

We have had considerable sickness among the people of this district but are glad to say that only a few are now incapacitated. A considerable number died during last summer.

Mr. J. M. Cumines, manager of H.B.C. Buffalo River, recently made a very pleasant trip to Toronto, to visit his mother, who was ill.

Lamson Hubbard Canadian Fur Company have opened their new store at Buffalo River. (_But H.B.C. is still here doing business._)

B.C. District Office News

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. French= received congratulations on the birth of a fine daughter on December 1st.

Mr. F. B. Wombwell=, B.C. District accountant, returned from a visit to Mayo Brothers, Rochester, Minn.

During the past month the H.B.C. Victoria office has had the pleasure of visits from:

_Captain Evan J. Edwards, of Montreal, H.M. Senior Trade Commissioner in Canada and Newfoundland; Mr. L. B. Beale, of Winnipeg, His Majesty's Trade Commissioner, Department of Overseas Trade, London; Captain Louis Knaflich, of the Kuskokwim Fishing

and Transportation Company, from whom the Hudson's Bay Company chartered the "Ruby" for Western Arctic District; Captain J. Bernard._

_Requires Long Trip to Inspect B.C. Posts_

To those of our readers who are "city folk" or whose travel is limited, the following might prove interesting:

To make an inspection trip to the Hudson's Bay Company's Posts in British Columbia District alone a distance of 3758 miles must be covered as follows:

_404 miles by trails._ _974 miles by rivers._ _56 miles by lake._ _80 miles by automobile._ _976 miles by railroad._ _1268 miles by steamboat._

A Seaplane Visits Moose Factory

August 27, 1920, will be well remembered by the natives of Moose Island, as it marks the arrival of the first air machine to any H.B.C. post in James Bay district.

A high-pitched, droning noise heralded the approach of the machine; and soon the 'plane came into view, flying at an altitude of about three thousand feet. A fine sight it was to see the great bird coming nearer, suddenly "bank," and, with a great flash of silver, as the sun's rays glinted on the tilted planes, it nose-dived and planed down to the "landing" stretch of water, which had been previously marked with a buoy and red flag. This channel of deep water runs between Moose Island and a smaller island, the river at this point being of delta formation.

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