Archer, L. 2003: Northern Saskatchewan Canoe Trips – A Guide to Fifteen Wilderness Rivers. Boston Mills Press

Berthelet, D. 1986: From Reindeer to Selwyn. Nastawgan (3) 1-4.
PDF copy available HERE

Curran, D. 2009: Canoe Trip – North to Athabasca. Hellgate Press, Oregon.

Downes, P. G. 2011: Sleeping Island, The Narrative of a Summer’s Travel in Northern Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Edited R. H. Cockburn, McGahern Stewart, Ottawa (original published by Coward-McCann New York, 1943).

Emery, N. 2005: Borealis Paddling Expedition, Trip Notes.
PDF copy available here: Borealis Expedition

Glass, F. 1986: A Northern Romance In: Kupsch, W. O. & Hanson, S. D. (eds) Gold and Other Stories as Told to Barry Richards. Saskatchewan Mining Association publication.

Gregg, P. 1989: Black Lake (Saskatchewan) to Flett Lake (NWT) notes from the Canadian Canoe Routes website
PDF copy available here: Black Lake to Flett Lake

Grinnell, G. J. 2010: Death on the Barrens. North Atlantic Books, Berkeley.

Johnston, B. (ed) 2014: On Top of a Boulder – Notes from Tyrell’s Cairn. Johnston Pursuits, Beaconia, Manitoba. Website:

Kazaks, P. 2003: From Reindeer Lake to Eskimo Point. Natural Heritage Books, Toronto.

Kesselheim, A. 2012: 57 Years Ago – This is the Story of the Moffatt Expedition, revisited.
Web archive from Canoe & Kayak available HERE, (includes photos from the expedition):

Layman, B. 2002: Paddling the Dubawnt River – A General Guide to the River.
Original can be viewed on the Canadian Canoe Routes website
PDF copy available here: paddling-the-dubawnt-river

Lehnert-Thiel, K. 1991: John Albrecht: Dead at 91, The Northerner October 16, 1991, p30.
Transcript in PDF format available here: John Albrecht

Moffatt, A. 1957: Diary entries as appeared in Sports Illustrated, March 16, 1959.
PDF copy available here: Moffatt Diary

Olson, S. 1957: Voyageurs 1957: Reindeer Lake to Stony Rapids. Originally published in the Ottawa Evening Journal.
Web archive of Olson’s article available HERE

Pessl, F. 2014: Barren Grounds, The Story of the Tragic Moffatt Canoe Trip. Dartmouth College Press.

Spragins-Harmuth, A. B. & Harmuth, H. F. 1983: Flett Lake to Baker Lake along the Dubawnt and Thelon. Nastawgan (4) 3-5.
PDF copy available here: Spragins-Harmuth

Tyrell J. W. 1897: Across the Sub-Arctics of Canada. William Briggs, Toronto.
PDF copy available HERE.

Other Files

Blondeau River (and the difficult to locate portage) a summary of various trip notes is available here: Blondeau