Newfoundland and Labrador: Places to Explore

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North West River

North West River was founded as a Hudson's Bay trading post in the 1830s and served as the starting point for the Wallace-Hubbard expedition of 1903. Leonidas Hubbard and Dillon Wallace were American adventurers who attempted a journey from Lake Melville to Ungava Bay along a previously untraveled route. They took a wrong turn and got lost, and Hubbard died in the wilderness from starvation. The Lure of the Labrador Wild is Wallace's account of the expedition. Hubbard's wife, Mina, never forgave Wallace and completed her husband's journey in 1905. Both her book, A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador, and Wallace's are considered classics.

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