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THE VOYAGEURS - by Bill Mason

A supplementary video about the Portages

As the perfect means to show what portaging was like, what better video to post than Bill Mason's The Voyageurs, produced by the National Film Board.

(With thanks to Wally Schaber for the suggestion)


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Al Kuiper
Al Kuiper
Dec 14, 2021

Could't help but notice the absence of any mention of the Indigenous scouts that guided the French explorers, except for a few spooky ghost faces at about the 3:45 point in the film.

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Rick Henderson
Rick Henderson
Dec 28, 2021
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Yes, I think videographers do much better at telling the whole history now.

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