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 Traplines North

written by Stephen W. Meader

The novel tells the story of Jim Vanderbeck and his family during the winter of 1931-32 in the wilderness north of Thunder Bay, Ontario where they lived in the town of Nakina.

The Vanderbecks made their living guiding hunters and sportsmen and by trapping. That winter Jim was eighteen and his brother Lindsay was sixteen. The Depression had reduced the number of sportsmen coming north to hunt and fish, and the income they generated for the Vanderbecks. With their father hospitalized in Toronto, Jim and Lindsay had to take over the business of running the family's traplines. Their success was critical to the family's livelihood.

What distinguishes this story among so many other great outdoor tales is that the Vanderbecks are real people. This book is based on the actual diaries Jim kept that winter.


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