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Salmon cleek or hook, 1800s
Elwin Bay, Prince Regent Inlet
Wood, metal and copper

Donated Capt Fairweather
Museum number 1894-26-18

This object was found by Capt Fairweather (1844-1896) during a whaling expedition beyond the Arctic Circle with the ship 'Balaena' He came across the remains of a settlement in which all the inhabitants had starved to death. The starvation of whole villages was not uncommon, when food was scarce in winter.

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