I painted that mural with Jim Trask in 1990. It warms my heart to see it pictured here.
I was wondering if anyone would ever contact me about actually working there. Thank you so much. Could you give me more background of the work there and was this used during the winter months? Cheers and hope to hear from you. Tim
I was there for the summer (June through August) doing an undergraduate project on arctic willow. Jim Task was the camp manager and the two us went in first that year and got the camp ready. I think we had 9 researchers there that summer. There was at least one group of ecotourists that came through as well, so we were over 20 people for a week or so. There were stories of the first research groups in the 1960s staying through the winter. There was evidence that the local people were using the buildings as a winter destination, the stove was completely covered in burnt fat (we scrubbed it over several days).
What were you doing there?
We were checking both Grise Fiord airport and the Twin Otter which is a requirement because of a special authorization to land there. The fog was in that day so we decided to land at true love to wait out the weather. We stayed for about 5 hours so I had a good chance to wander around the camp. I was amazed that folks would winter there, it must have been difficult to say the least. It looked like the camp is still in good shape considering it's been abandoned for so long. It was a really good day when we wound up there.
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Photo taken in Baffin Region, NU, Canada
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