In 1770-72, while employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company, Samuel Hearne, an English Canadian was sent on an exposition North to see if he could find a path to Asia. He left Fort Prince of Wales with an Indian guide and the guides eight wives on the 5000 mile round trip across the Northwest Territories, around July 1970 he had reached the mouth of Copper Mine River, which empties into the Arctic Ocean.
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- Samuel Hearne – Wikipedia
Samuel Hearne (1745ñ1792) was an English explorer, fur-trader, author, and naturalist.
- Samuel Hearne – The Canadian Encyclopedia
Samuel Hearne, explorer, fur trader, author, naturalist (born 1745 in London, England; died November 1792 in London, England).
- Hbc Heritage | Samuel Hearne
Although best known for his overland explorations in what is now the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Samuel Hearne (1745 -1792) is also one of the most significant figures in the development of Hudson’s Bay Company.
- Hudson’s Bay Company – Wikipedia
The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC; French: Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson), commonly referred to as The Bay (La Baie in French), is a Canadian retail business group. A fur trading business for much of its existence,
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