In June 1924, he took the newly commissioned HBC vessel, the Lac Du Brochet, for its maiden voyage on Reindeer Lake
from the south end of the lake to Brochet.
A massive search was launched around Reindeer Lake
On 19 July 1894, at Brochet, at the northeast end of Reindeer Lake
, which is on the present-day border between northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, J.B.
The village of Kinoosao is halfway up the eastern shore of Reindeer Lake
. The community was staffed in 1952 when a fishers' cooperative decided to build a processing plant there to serve the Reindeer Lake
commercial fishing industry.
Until the 1920s and 1930s the caribou had navigated their way through periodic burns and continued to winter in the region between Reindeer Lake
and Lake Athabasca, but the influx of newcomers in general, and mining interests in particular, changed all that in just a few short years.
On Reindeer Lake
plutons range in composition from diorite to granite, although quartz diorites, tonalites and granodiorites predominate.
Saskatchewan s Reindeer Lake
, by comparison, is a typical Canadian Shield lake with granite shorelines and depths exceeding 500 feet.
Consider this passage composed at Brochet, at the north end of Reindeer Lake
, before his final push northward:
David Pelly's book, The Old Way North, is not a mere recounting of the Oberholtzer expedition, but instead uses it as a framework for a detailed exploration of the area travelled, particularly the part from Reindeer Lake
, on the border between Saskatchewan and Manitoba, north to Nueltin Lake, which straddles the border of Manitoba and the North West Territories (today's Nunavut)--the true Barren Lands.
The book, published in 1976, is about building and operating a lodge in the Far North, beginning in the 1950s with Arctic Lodge founder Fred Lockhart's passion for Reindeer Lake
and his vision to share it with anglers.
David Thompson, still with The Hudson's Bay Company, established Bedford House on the southern tip of Reindeer Lake
"Did I hear you correctly?" Duane Kurbis, Arctic Lodges camp manager asked when I suggested visiting northern Saskatchewan's Reindeer Lake
during the final week of August.