Friday, May 21, 2010

The White Pine Flotilla

Thank you Charlie for posting this recording!

The White Pine Flotilla

This is the second in a ten part radio series by Charlie Angus on northern voices. Dave McLaren on the history of the fur trade, white pine and rough timber loggers of Lake Temiskaming. The series was made for CBC Radio in 2000.

William David Ivan McLaren was born on January 9th, 1915 at the village of Notre-Dame-Du-Nord in Northwestern Quebec. He was the third child of six born to his parents Donald and Elizabeth McLaren. David is the author of 6 books The Good Old Days, Turn of the Century, The way it was, Poems from the Heart, Rhymes of a Seniors' Home, and Wonderful Memories From the Valley all published by the Highway Book Shop.

Unfortunately most of David's books are out of print but we do have a few copies of the The way it was and Turn of the Century let in stock.

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating film. If you are interested in learning more about the fur trade in the United States (and also a bunch about Canada as well, please check out my upcoming book, FUR, FORTUNE, AND EMPIRE: THE EPIC HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE IN AMERICA (W. W. Norton, July 2010). A video that gives an overview of the book can be found on YouTube at,

    Feel free to embed the video for your patrons if that is of interest.

    You can also find out more about the book at my website:

    As I said, although the book focuses on the American experience, it has a lot about the fur trade in Canada, and how that affected what took place below the 49th parallel.