Quest for the Bay: Episode Five*

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Quest for the Bay: Episode Five*

  • 2001 ----- color ----- 47 min ----- vhs
  • (Quest for the Bay series, Part 3) Quest for the Bay asks (and answers) the question: what would happen if you took 8 people from the 21st century, put them on a period boat (a York boat), and had them travel from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the Hudson Bay (The York Factory of Hudson Bay) in the manner of the old fur traders of the 1840s? The rules were that they had to stay "period-appropriate," which meant rowing the boats themselves (the oars weighed roughly 50 lbs each), living in close quarters with seven other people for an indefinite period of time, and eating only what they brought with them (mostly pemmican).

    This tape contains the fifth and final episode:

  • Episode Five--To the Edge of the Frozen Sea (47 min)
    At the end of Episode Four, BOB ("Beautiful Old Boat") was damaged and the crew was tired, uncertain and stranded near Swampy Lake. This episode focuses on the eight-person crew and how they handle this particular problem as well as the various trials that occur during the final leg of their journey. (Donated to the EMC by W. A. Douglas Jackson). (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, History: Canadian, Television: Reality Series)