Over the past week, I have worked with some friends from the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (many thanks to Sylvio (Hoss) Pelletier & Sadie Gross for the invitation!). Together, we have looked at some of Frank Johnston’s paintings which were created in Nipigon in the early- to mid-1900s.
We’ve had some interesting discussions about the landscape and the reasons why the river’s appearance has changed so much since the time when Frank Johnston would have visited our area.
It’s going to be very interesting to discuss Frank Johnston’s over the next while, now that we have located the areas where he worked. Parks Canada will be using historical (topographical) maps to help show the gradual widening of the river — what a fantastic way to combine art with geography!
— Lake Superior NMCA (@LkSuperiorNMCA) July 2, 2015