An interesting commission from which I gained knowledge of the work of the Hudson Bay Company in the artic. My painting was for the cover of a new book “Called by the North” by George H.S. Duddy. It illustrated the meeting of two HBC vessels, the ‘Fort McPherson” and the ‘Fort James’. As ‘Fort James’ had sailed from St. John’s Newfoundland and ‘Fort McPherson’ had sailed from Vancouver, the two ships became the first ever Canadian built ships to navigate the northwest passage.