• Voices from the Gathering PlaceSault Ste. Marie: 1622 - 1870

Die Stromschnellen von St Marie (The Rapids Of St Mary), Frank Buchser, 1868

By kind permission of the Kunsthaus Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

This website was created by teacher Peter White for the Algoma District School Board

What is sitting on top of the blankets?

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Canoe Manned by Voyageurs Passing a Waterfall (Ontario), 1869, by Frances Anne Hopkins

Courtesy vLibrary and Archives Canada under the reproduction reference number C-002771 and under the MIKAN ID number 2894967

That object is a kettle. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins

were from Britain and no doubt enjoyed a

cup of tea when the voyageurs reached camp.


Why do you suppose British people love to drink

tea? The British purchased their tea from China which is where the British and other explorers were trying to go when they found North America instead. Have you ever heard the saying, "I wouldn't do that for all the tea in China!" Now you know where it comes from!