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Memorable Manitobans: John Abraham

Mariner.

Little is known of his life except for his service with the Hudson’s Bay Company, mainly in maritime capacities until 1684, when he was briefly appointed governor of Port Nelson. He explored the Churchill River in 1686 and later became a buccaneer preying on English shipping in the St. Lawrence River.

More information:

John Abraham, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 20 January 2008

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