Well, the van is packed, we are ready to go.
Tomorrow at 9:00am we depart for our first event of the year.
We are going to Pine City Fur Post, near Minniapolis, MN.
There is a weekend event there that focuses on the North West Company's
Contribution to the War of 1812.
Captain John Sayer, NWC Agent at Pine City, will be hosting Joseph Roulette
from Prarrie du Chein, and Antoine Landerau from Fort William.
Together, they intend to devise a stratagy to secure the upper Mississippi
and upper Great Lakes regions in the name of the King. It will be
presented to Col. William McGillivary, chief shareholder of the NWC, for
This, of course, will ensure that trade with the natives continues,
un-interrupted, and at a generous profit without competition from the
American Fur Company. After all, what's good for the NWC is good for the
See you all on Monday, with some interesting tales to tell, I hope!
Corps of Canadian Voyageurs