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In the North-West Territories of Canada, gassing up a plane often meant landing on a dirt airstrip and pumping fuel out of 45-gallon drums. This is what we were doing here, at Fort Simpson, in the summer of 1955. The Dakota (DC-3) was one of the planes I used to travel around the North setting up and servicing Shoran survey stations.
Taken with an Exakta Varex 35mm. SLR, f 2.0 Biotar lens, Kodachrome ASA10 film. Scanned in 2004 at 4000dpi with a Canoscan 4000US scanner.


  • TrEaSuReDiMaGeS
    TrEaSuReDiMaGeSalmost 6 years ago

    GREAT shot George!!! :-))

  • Thanks and glad you liked it. It was long ago and far away in a wilderness that’s not much changed from then to now. But a beautiful place nonetheless.

    – George Cousins

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBellealmost 6 years ago
    Great shot,George, very nice bird!! :o)) God Bless,Mae
  • Thanks MaeBelle. It was a great old plane, I have no idea how many miles I flew in it. Not always comfortable, but never had a problem with it.

    – George Cousins

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