Mr. Samuel Hearne, late Chief at Prince of Wales's Fort, Hudson's Bay.European Magazine.
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Samuel Hearne (1745-1792) the English explorer, fur-trader, author and naturalist, holding part of a map of Hudson's Bay. He was the first European to make an overland excursion across northern Canada to the Arctic Ocean. In 1774, he built Cumberland House for the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1767 he chiseled his name on stone at Sloop's Cove near Fort Prince of Wales, which still remains today.
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