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Memorable Manitobans: William Moor (?-1765)

Mariner.

He advanced from ship’s boy to first mate on Hudson's Bay Company vessels under his cousin Christopher Middleton’s command, but later supported Arthur Dobbs over Middleton in the great debate over the Northwest Passage. He commanded the private discovery expedition to the Bay in 1746, but it returned to England with its goals unfulfilled and the crew in mutiny.

More information:

William Moor, Dictionary of Canadian Biography III, 471-72.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 31 March 2008

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