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CHAPTER I:
A JOURNEY OF SENTIMENT


CHAPTER II:
THE FATAL ERROR


CHAPTER III:
DUTY FIRST


CHAPTER IV:
A MAN'S GAME


CHAPTER V:
A PERMANENT MEMORIAL


CHAPTER VI:
WILL THE ICE TURN US BACK?


CHAPTER VII:
STORMY VOYAGE


CHAPTER VIII:
RETURN TO NORTHWEST RIVER


CHAPTER IX:
A CHIEF VOYAGEUR


CHAPTER X:
THE BEAVER IS A BAD RIVER


CHAPTER XI:
SOUNDING THE BIG LAKE


CHAPTER XII:
BREAD WITHOUT BAKING POWDER MAKES ME SICK


CHAPTER XIII:
I NEVER TRAVELS ON SUNDAY


CHAPTER XIV:
VIRGIN AS GOD MADE IT


CHAPTER XV:
FIRST PORTAGE


CHAPTER XVI:
TRAIL COMPANIONS


CHAPTER XVII:
MURDOCK'S RAPID


CHAPTER XVIII:
TRACKING THROUGH BOULDERS


CHAPTER XIX:
MARCH TO YOUR FRONT LIKE A SOLDIER


CHAPTER XX:
IT'S ALWAYS BAD LUCK TO TRAVEL ON SUNDAY


CHAPTER XXI:
WORST COUNTRY FOR GAME I EVER SAW


CHAPTER XXII:
BACK TO GET THE BAKING POWDER


CHAPTER XXIII:
DISASTER IN THE RAPIDS


CHAPTER XXIV:
TAKING STOCK


CHAPTER XXV:
GRAPPLING


CHAPTER XXVI:
INDIANS HAVE PLENTY OF HARD TIMES


CHAPTER XXVII:
THIS RIVER IS LIKE A BAD WOMAN


CHAPTER XXVIII:
NO RELIEF FROM WADING


CHAPTER XXIX:
HELL AND TWENTY


CHAPTER XXX:
BACKPACKING TO THE SUSAN


CHAPTER XXXI:
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH


CHAPTER XXXII:
THE MIND WORKS CURIOUSLY


CHAPTER XXXIII:
RELIVING THE PARTING


CHAPTER XXXIV:
MARKING HUBBARD'S BOULDER


CHAPTER XXXV:
A NEW DISASTER


CHAPTER XXXVI:
THE HARDEST BIT OF TRAVELING I EVER DONE


CHAPTER XXXVII:
SOMETHING WORTHWHILE UP THERE IN THE HILLS


NOTES

PHOTO GALLERY

COLOUR SLIDE GALLERY

ADDENDUM TO
THIRD EDITION

COMMENTS ON THE
NAMING COMPULSION

Back To The Labrador Wilds

The Return to Hubbard's Last Camp

 Expanded Third Edition 2016


PHOTO GALLERY
(In order of appearance throughout 'Back To The Labrador Wilds - Hubbard's Last Camp - Second Edition'


Leonidas Hubbard Jr. Circa 1900

click map for larger view
Map by Dillon Wallace of Route of 1913 journey
(Click map for larger view)


Donald Blake's cabin at the head of Grand Lake
(©Canadian Heritage Information Network)


Judge William Malone (L) and Dillon Wallace before start of journey,
at the Hudson’s Bay Post landing at North West River,
departure point for Hubbard’s ill-fated 1903 expedition.
(
©Canadian Heritage Information Network)


Protected against flies for the ascent of the Beaver River.
L to R Gilbert Blake, Malone, Wallace.


Judge Malone (L) and Gilbert Blake in camp on the Beaver


Murdock McLean and Henry Blake possibly going back for the baking powder


Gilbert Blake, Voyageur


Boiling the kettle on the journey to Hubbard’s camp.
L to R:  Judge Malone, Gilbert Blake, Dillon Wallace
(
©Canadian Heritage Information Network)


Tracking on the lower Beaver.
L to R: Judge Malone, Gilbert Blake, Murdock McLean, Henry Blake


Lifting the loaded canoe over the shallows


Judge Malone tending kit (©Canadian Heritage Information Network)


Lining over the rapids.  Judge Malone in harness, Gilbert Blake poling


Roger Newell Falls


Below The Chute.  Bailey Mountain in the background.  Farthest advance on the Beaver.
(©Canadian Heritage Information Network)


Camped below The Chute before the trek to the Susan.  Bert Blake’s striped leggings are visible.


The boulder as found.  Fallen tree lies across the bed of boughs upon which Hubbard died.


Arrival at Hubbard’s Rock.  Wallace (L), Malone.


Wallace and the inscribed stone


Remnants of Hubbard’s belongings


Possibly the canoe wrecked on the return journey.  Gilbert Blake (L), Judge Malone.
Severed gunwale visible at Gilbert’s right shoulder
(
©Canadian Heritage Information Network).


Crossing the Beaver by raft on the return journey.
Wallace (L), Judge Malone. Gilbert Blake’s dog, “Poppy” riding shotgun.


Aerial view of Hubbard memorial site


Hubbard memorial plaque erected by Rudy Mauro and Dillon Wallace III in 1977


Map by Rudy Mauro. Grand Lake traverses approximate


Close up of memorial plaque


Gilbert 'Bert' Blake, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, 1971. Member of 1903 Hubbard search party, Mina Hubbard 1905 expedition, and Wallace 1913 expedition


Dillon Wallace in his later years.

NL Premier Joey Smallwood accepts Bottle of Churchill Falls from Churchill Falls Corporation, 1960.

 

The Grand (Churchill) Falls.

 

Pages 2 and 3 of annotated contents of bottle. Malone enteries on page 3.

 

Undated photo of Dillon Wallace believed taken on his 1928 Labrador trip,
originally published in 2011 on the cover of Them Days Magazine under the title,
"A Man, His Dog and a Hatful of Berries". Reproduced by permission of the editor.

 

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