But any plans the canoeman
may have to profit from his fake death scam could soon be halted.
William and Saskatchewan served the HBC at several posts, mostly in present day Alberta: 1792-1800, steersman and canoe builder at Buckingham House (near Elk Point); 1810-12, 1820-21, Master at Acton House (near present day Rocky Mountain House); 1812-13, Master at Little White Earth House (near present day Smoky Lake); 1814-20, Master and canoe builder at Edmonton House (Fort Edmonton); 1821-22 Master and canoeman
at Rocky Mountain House; 1822-23 Master and canoeman
at Edmonton House.
Middling size, and the big shoulders and bad knees of a canoeman
During that adventurous summer, he met Albert Faille, an accomplished canoeman
and solitary trapper who would probably have remained unknown but for Patterson's account of him in The Dangerous River.
He was an excellent bushman, canoeman
, and poker player.
In addition, three Iroquois "boutes" (expert bowsmen or steersmen) made their way from Lachine: in Anderson's view, this was "an excellent idea of Sir George's, as such a thing as a good Canoeman
is almost unknown in the North (p.