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Introduction and History
|If you proceed down the left-hand side of Grand Lake, youíll
see what Hubbard, Wallace and Elson saw in 1903, when they were looking
for the Naskaupi.
Does the above scene look like the outlet of a major river to you? It didnít look like it to them. In fact, if you could look to your left you would see what appears to be the outlet of a major river. They had been told that the Naskaupi was at the end of Grand Lake and so that is where they went, in fact coming to the outlet of the Susan River. The Susan River runs into the extreme end of Grand Lake while the Naskaupi discharges into the northern edge of Grand Lake. It is an on-going debate as to whether they should have been able to recognize this as the outlet of the Naskaupi, having come down the left side of Grand Lake.
To the left is a picture of the Susan River, near its outlet into Grand Lake. Higher up, it is filled with boulders and rapids, and presents a huge challenge to a heavily loaded canoe. Should Hubbard, Wallace and Elson have realized that this could not be the Naskaupi discharging into Grand Lake, which they had been told was large and easily navigable, and even could be sailed up? (Go to Page 12)