,Through the years since the port first opened, the Hudson Bay Route Association has been pressing for better shipping aids, increased storage space, reduced in~ surance, and extended shipping season. The work of the HERA has resulted in a sav- ing to the purchaser of grain, a gain to the seller, and a benefit to the economic development of Churchill.

FORT CHURCHILL

Effective April 1, 1964, the military camp of Fort Churchill was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works. The DPW has taken over the superintending and housekeeping responsibilities formerly handled by the Canadian Army. The Department of Transport has assumed all functions formerly carried out by the RGAF. TheDepartment of Northern Affairs has undertaken responsibility for educational facilities. In addition to the Duke of Edinburgh School, there is a hostel—school for some 150 Eskimo young people. This is an experimental pre- vocational training program, through which the DNA hope to assist young Eskimos to cope with the radical changes which are taking place in the Arctic.

Pan American World Airways, under contract from the National Research Council of Canada and N.A.S.A., is carrying out a program of scientific and rocket research on the Churchill Research Range, located some 12 miles south and east of Fort Churchill. The Canadian Department of National Defence is associated with this en- terprise through the Defence Research Board, the Canadian Army and the RCAF.

ACCOMMODATION

There are two hotels in Churchill - the Churchill and the Hudson. Information as to rates and reservations may be procured by writing the manager.

‘TRANSPORTATION

Canadian National Railways operates a tri—weekly service from Winnipeg.

Transair Limited has seven flights weekly from Winnipeg.

Local transportation needs are met through the medium of the North Star Bus Line, Taxis, and Churchill Rent-a—Car.

We are anxious to make your visit with us-«be it short or'long-— a memorable one. If you do enjoy your "Churchill Adventure," tell your friends. If you don’t, tell us!

May we have the pleasure and privilege of seeing yOu this summer!

BRIEF HISTORICAL NOTES

1612 Captain Button made a landfall in Button Bay but did'nt see the mouth of Churchill River. Sailed onto Port Nelson where he wintered. Dis- covered the mouth of the Nelson River August 15, 1612.

1619 Captian Jens Munck, September 7, sailed into Churchill River with the Unicorn-48 men; the lamprey-16 men. Pastor Rasmus Jensen (Lutheran) preached his last sermon January 23 and died February 10, 1620. July 16, 1620, Captain Munck and two men set sail from Churchill, reaching Norway September 21, 1620.

FIRST FOUNDING-1689-Captain James Knight

August 1 and 2, wooden fort which they located four miles up river on the west/A side was destroyed.by fire. Henry Kelsey travelled north to encourage trade with the‘

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