to many capes, bays and inlets; and Vancouver Island is called after him.,
The During these years the fur-traders from Fur-traders. Montreal were pushing their way westward and northward. Six or eight men generally went together. They were supplied by Montreal merchants with goods, for which they paid on their return. They usually stayed away a year or longer, and often spent the profits of their journeys in drinking and gambling.
The Hud- Meanwhile, the traders of the Hudson's
son's Bay Bay Company were also pushing farther
Company, into the wilds. One of these, Samuel Hearne, succeeded, after two unsuccessful efforts and after suffering many hardships, in finding a way by the Coppermine River to the Arctic Ocean. This was in 1771. A little later he travelled far west up the Saskatchewan.