National Geographic : 1953 Jan
Winter Turns -+ Swampy Muskeg into a Highway Ice and snow make travel easy in country which in summer is so wet and marshy that it is al- _ most impassable. Winter temperature here has dropped as low as -57'F. This Indian's dog team, hauling a sledload of sup plies, sets out from Church ill to trap furs. Later the trapper will trade them at the Hudson's Bay Com pany store (page 115). Canadian National Railways Canadian National Film Board <-White Whale Hunt IsSummer Sport in Churchill Harbor The white whale, orbe luga, is12to14feet long. Its oilisexported, and the meat isused fordog food. These hunters bring ina small boat (page 112). Distant elevator and docks ship wheat from Canada's Prairie Provinces during Churchill's short Sice-free summer. The ele vator's capacity is2,500, 000bushels.