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    Default Death on the Barrens - George James Grinnell

    This is the author's account of a fateful canoe trip undertaken in 1955 by six young men who decided to cross the barren grounds of northern Canada by canoe. The most experienced of them and their leader, Arthur Moffat, makes some significant errors of judgement which culminate in his own death leaving the rest facing starvation and hypothermia. The story of their struggle is interesting but somewhat tragically in 1984 two of the author's own children, along with two of their friends, are later drowned in a canoeing accident on James Bay.

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    One of many interesting chapters in the book was the "United Association of Bowmen". These were the less experience members of the expedition who ended up in the bow of the canoes and who formed a Union and went into revolt. Part of the concept came about because, when rafting up, these guys invariably spoke to each other rather than their co-partners in the stern of the canoes.

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