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Klengenberg, Patsy, d. 1946



  • Existence: d.1946


Patsy Klengenberg, son of trader Christian Klengenberg, and interpreter to Diamond Jenness during the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1916. Due to his abilities as an interpreter he served as translator in the trials of Uluksak and Sinnisiak the two Inuit accused of murdering two Catholic priests in 1913. Klengenberg ran an independent trading post at Wilmot Islands between 1925 and 1941, and an outpost of HBC Cambridge Bay at Terror Bay on King William Island. He also worked with the Hudson’s Bay Company on the supply ship "Aklavik": first under captain Scotty Gall; and then as the captain of the "Aklavik" himself. Klengenberg bought the Aklavik for one dollar on April 30th, 1942. In 1946, the "Aklavik" caught on fire and Klengenberg drowned in an attempt to swim to shore from the burning boat

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Patsy Klengenberg diary transcript and letter

Identifier: Mss-53
Stefansson Mss-53
Date(s): 1937 to 1962

Patsy Klengenberg (d.1946), trader. Consist of typed transcript of his diary, which Mrs. J. R. Woolgar found in the shack Klengenberg occupied on Terror Bay, King William Island, N.W.T. Collection includes a photo copy of a letter from Ole Andreasen to Klengenberg, dated Feb. 26, 1937 as well.

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