Doctor Commander: Remembering William Wakeham, Canada's High-Seas Civil Servant

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Title
Doctor Commander: Remembering William Wakeham, Canada's High-Seas Civil Servant
Abstract
The Quebec City-born William Wakemen arrived in Gaspé in 1866 at the age of 21, after graduating from McGill University as a physician. In 1876 he returned to Quebec City and became head of medical staff at the Belmont Retreat. In 1879 he returned to the Gaspé as Inspector of Fisheries for the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a position he held until the 1890s. Wakeman is perhaps best known for his expedition to Hudson's Bay and Cumberland Strait in 1897 where he declared Canadian sovereignty over the Arctic.
Publication
Quebec Heritage News
Volume
Vol. 5
Issue
no. 7
Pages
27-28
Date
January-February 2010
Language
en
Citation
Gilker, Andrew D. “Doctor Commander: Remembering William Wakeham, Canada’s High-Seas Civil Servant.” Quebec Heritage News Vol. 5, no. 7 (February 2010): 27–28.
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