"There was quite a settlement at Chesterfield, which was anything but isolated. Mission Lake was a major point of contact, especially when ships arrived with supplies. All sorts of people came from long distances, from as far away as Pelly Bay and Baker Lake and the entire region."
"I made a rough little sketch of the inlet, and marked the Roman Catholic mission and hospital on it. There are lakes shown on the top left and top right of the sketch. The one on the left was known as Police Lake and the other, as Mission Lake There was a hospital and a Roman Catholic mission; the hospital was run by the mission. Then there was the police station with Sergeant Wight, accompanied by his wife and two constables. There was a radio station down at the southern point with two radio operators Our own stations are marked with an "X." The Hudson's Bay Post was on the extreme right."
"When a ship arrived (about twice a year) We always came away loaded down with tins of fruit and all kinds of supplies, and so did the RCMP and the radio operators. But I had the impression that the Hudson's Bay Company simply gave their men rifles and ammunition and hoped for the best."
"Father Ducharme was the skipper of the mission schooner, Ste. Thérèse When he was ashore at Chesterfield, Ducharme used to visit us, and we often played poker."
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