Fara Heim team launches Kickstarter to fund Battle of Hudson Bay project

Yesterday we launched a Kickstarter campaign.  Johann also did a radio interview with CBC Canada and CJOB in Winnipeg. Today, Victor Suthren joined the Battle of Hudson Bay campaign as military advisor.  He was the Director of the Canadian War Museum and we look forward to working with him on finding the ships of the [...]

By |July 24th, 2013|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Guy Vadeboncoeur of the Stewart Museum, Bruce Bolton and Eliot Perrin of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation

We spent a great day with Guy Vadeboncoeur at the Stewart Museum in Montreal.  He showed us the exhibits related to the Battle of Hudson Bay and even the signature of Pierre Le Moyne D'Iberville (he was a witness at a wedding).  The Stewart Museum has a great collection of maps also and if you [...]

By |June 28th, 2013|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Hovercraft addition to Fara Heim Foundation vehicles

We now have a hovercraft for use on the Hudson Bay expedition.  Being able to float over the tidal flats will make searching much easier.

By |June 28th, 2013|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Fara Heim team prepares for the Battle of Hudson Bay expedition in August by visiting Montreal

The team visited Montreal to meet with some Battle of Hudson Bay experts. We first met with the Director of the Stewart Museum, Guy Vadeboncoeur.  He was a great resource and showed us a wedding document signed by Pierre Le Moyne D'Iberville as a witness.  We then visited the Stewart Foundation and spent the afternoon [...]

By |June 24th, 2013|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

The search for Viking mooring stones on Lake Winnipeg happens the first week of July

Using the new 35' Pearson sailboat that was just put into the water at Gimli on June 23rd the Fara Heim team will sail up to Berens River to search for suspected mooring stones found by Evald Hansen in 1955.  The team has a letter from Evald to Hjalmar Holand dated October 10th, 1956 in [...]

By |June 24th, 2013|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Team will return to Hudson Bay this summer

We are returning to Hudson Bay in August to spend 2 weeks at York Factory.  Last summer on our expedition to the Bay we realized that the story of the Battle of Hudson Bay and Pierre D'Iberville needs to be told. Last year our goal on the Bay was to evaluate isostatic rebound and how, [...]

By |May 27th, 2013|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

The Fara Heim expedition boat travels to Manitoba

Ed Bergles and the Fara Heim expedition boat have repositioned from their home port of Racine, Wisconsin to Lake Winnipeg.  Traveling through Minneapolis, Minnesota over to Fargo, North Dakota and heading straight north the boat followed the Red River for 4 hours.  If the Kensington rune stone is to be believed then the Fara Heim [...]

By |May 17th, 2013|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Expedition boat for Lake Winnipeg arriving April 28th

The boat is arriving this weekend.

By |April 26th, 2013|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Hudson Bay 2013 Expedition

We have now decided to return to Hudson Bay in August to search for the ships sunk during the "Battle of Hudson Bay".  This return to the Bay will allow the team to execute ground and sea search techniques in preparation for the 2014 Arctic trip.  We will set up our basecamp at York Factory on the [...]

By |April 26th, 2013|Expedition Diary, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A short video of what the Nelson terrain looks like just before the river meets Hudson Bay

We are searching for the point the 8 mile trail meets the Nelson River.  The water flows out of the muskeg and the 80+ foot cliffs.  The water flowing out of the muskeg was really nice but it is eroding the bank.               Click here for Video: 8 Mile [...]

By |April 20th, 2013|Expedition Diary, Uncategorized|0 Comments