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PostPosted: January 19th, 2016, 11:36 am 
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Neil Fitzpatrick wrote:
Alan, the Berard maps are more of a work of art than a navigational tool. They are sketches of routes in an area. I like them because of the route and portage information but also for little bits of history about each area. I usually start with them for information, then go to topos. Portages have of course changed since the maps were drawn in the 60s & 70s.

It might also be worth investing in the Manigotagan-Bird Berard map. It has information on some nice short routes if find yourself with time to kill on your return.


Those sound like nice maps. Considering the value of the Canadian dollar vs. USD I went ahead and ordered all 13 Berard maps. That should help with the daydreaming for years to come.

Alan


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PostPosted: January 19th, 2016, 1:14 pm 
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Now with the 13 Berard Maps you will need another lifetime...

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PostPosted: January 19th, 2016, 2:08 pm 
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By the way Alan, great trip, trip reports, and videos.

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PostPosted: January 19th, 2016, 2:37 pm 
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Real Berard was a remarkable guy, I think it would be hard to overstate the role his maps played in opening the area east of Lake Winnipeg to recreational canoeists through the 1970s. Apparently his Sasaginnigak map was a key factor in attracting the BSA Northern Canoe Base to the area as well.

A couple of articles on Berard;

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/ ... 83441.html

http://www.canoe.ca/che-mun/maps.html

We paddled the Kautunigan route in 1970, with Berard's map, in a Brigden canoe: the prototypical Manitoba canoe experience.

-jmc


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