Louis W. Hill Sr. – Looking south from the St. John River toward the village. Robin’s Point is on the far horizon. The goélettes, distinctive sailing vessels known as the workhorse of the Atlantic, are found moored along the shore. Circa 1900. Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society
Louis W. Hill Sr. – The Hill Camp homestead during the first year of construction, 1900 – 1901, from the east side of the river, showing a canoe with two guides holding the canoe steady with their poles which they would also use to maneuver their canoes into their fishing positions. Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society
Louis W. Hill Sr. – Eight guides standing on the shore below the camp with their paddles and poles ready to embark in the canoes, 1910 – Mari Hill Harpur, personal collection.
Louis W. Hill Sr. – A group of guides with their catch. Robert (Bob) Minor, James J. Hill’s steward, third from the right, holds the “big fish” believed to be Louis W. Hill Sr.’s 1906 record fish, which had the distinction of being the largest salmon ever recorded on the St. John River, at 36.5 lbs. Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society
Louis W. Hill Sr. – A fishing party getting into canoes at Hill Camp, moving down the river, to eventually arrive at the village of St-Jean. Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society
Mari Hill Harpur – Canoes along the beach at the end of the day in the evening light.
Mari Hill Harpur – Jocelyn (Tintin) Beaudin cleaning out the canoe at day’s end. 2005
Mari Hill Harpur – Dr. Corrin Hodgson returning to camp after the evening rise. 1994
Mari Hill Harpur – Seabirds fl ying along the river. 2005
Mari Hill Harpur – Boardwalk through the Galets with the village of Natashquan on the horizon. 1995
Mari Hill Harpur – The church in the village of Magpie. 2010
Mari Hill Harpur – Evening return to camp. 2008
Mari Hill Harpur – Evening light with three canoes on the beach. 2014
Mari Hill Harpur – Full moon over Frigate Pool. 2014
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Sea Winter Salmon – Chronicles of the St. John River
by Mari Hill Harpur with Eileen Regan McCormack
These are some of our favourite images. Some from a hundred years ago and others, more recent.
All share a timeless beauty. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger version.
All of these images are available as archival pigment prints in limited numbers, framed or unframed.
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Sea Winter Salmon is published by Linda Leith Publishing.
© 2014 – Mari Hill Harpur
Design: Studio Lézard
Site du livre dans sa version française : Pèlerins de la rivière St-Jean – Chronique de saumons et de saumoniers