WILLIAM ARMSTRONG, A.R.C.A.
Collection of Horace F. Gooderham, Toronto
Private Collection, U.S.A.
Henry C. Campbell, Early Days on the Great Lakes: The Art of William Armstrong, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto/Montreal, 1971, page 92 for an almost identical view of the Hudson’s Bay Company post on the northwest shore of Lake Nipigon, from The Canadian Illustrated News, reproduced.
Campbell writes: “Lake Nipigon was a rich and profitable trading area for the Hudson’s Bay Company... By Armstrong’s time (First Nations and settlers) were at peace, but in earlier years the H.B.C. had fortified posts (which can be seen in this watercolour) around the lakeshore.”