Hubbard expeditions of Labrador to be discussed March 28

Mar 15, 2019
Photo by: Courtesy of Ken Gross, Camden Public Library Mina Hubbard explored and mapped parts of Labrador in 1905.

Camden — Joanne Hedou will present a talk, “Exploration and Obsession in the Heart of Labrador” on the Hubbard expeditions, at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.,Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m.

Following a failed 1903 canoe expedition which resulted in the death of her husband, Mina Hubbard decided to attempt the same trip to northern Labrador and ultimately, successfully mapped parts of Labrador. Hedou will describe the Hubbard expeditions.

Joanne Hedou is a Fluvial Geomorphologist with an Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts Department of Geosciences. In addition to her work as a consultant for government agencies and with non-profits in Washington State since 1985, she has been researching and writing about climate change, the environmental movement, and the Hubbard expeditions. There will be a Q&A discussion following the presentation.

Leonidas Hubbard died in a failed expedition to Labrador in 1903. (Photo by: Courtesy of Ken Gross, Camden Public Library)
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