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PostPosted: January 3rd, 2019, 3:40 pm 
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Thanks for posting copies of those notes! I hope that the originals will be preserved.

The post of Mr Demello.
Excerpt from Mr. Jacob's post. "An email message just received from Ed Lanouette, Moffatt's bowperson.[/i]
"As to our eight -mile portage over the Marjorie hills to lake Aberdeen, we decided we would save time and miles of river travel, especially now that much of our food was gone. I made three back -and -forth trips between Marjorie and Aberdeen -some 24 miles- and others may have as well. The land was relatively smooth and dry. This was no walk in the park, but without rocks and brush, we made good time over the mossy surface.
I don't know if this clarifies anything, Allan, but I hope it puts to rest some of David Demello's online questions."

There remains some tensions between accounts that could use a word of clarification. In this instance the contrasting the correspondence between Mr Lanouette's note to Mr Jacobs and Mr. Jacobs excerpt starting from pg 134 of Mr Pessl's book. I addressed my problem with the 24 mile total reached by Mr. Lanouette elsewhere.

encapsulating the contrast: "The land was relatively smooth and dry." versus "We tried to stick to the firm ridges, but....Wet feet cracking ice plunging into cold water..."

Response 1.
The tension between the evidence provided by Lanouette and Pessl. Perhaps they recorded different aspects of the portage. Who is to say that they didn't? And who is to say at that they took identical routes? As best I can tell, they did not portage as a group.

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(a) I documented previously that Toporama gives the shortest distance between Marjorie Lake and Aberdeen Lake as 11.2 km or 7 miles. But I assumed here that the bay at the north end of Marjorie Lake is fully navigable.
(b) No evidence is available regarding the portage route actually taken by the party; it may well have had to detour from the shortest path.
(c) Both Lanouette and Pessl give the length of the portage as 8 miles, but this distance was determined from the government-issue maps of the day; given that the scale of those maps is 8 miles to the inch, a difference of 1 mile seems not to merit much attention.

If I may, I suggest that, in the above passage, Lanouette was referring to aspects of DeMello's posts other than the length of the portage.

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Having spent four summers on Kasba/Ennadai and another four on Dubawnt, the last of which was 12 years ago...I have been following this thread with interest. Having visited the cairn/ old tobacco tin that contained those letters several times I too hope they are well preserved?


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What year did you find the pack?


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