There was the usual struggle with the ice jam in the north off Chesterfield Inlet, the usual suffering from scurvy.
No hills shut out the cold winds that swept down the river bed from the north, and the tide carried in ice jam from the south.
Canoes would be ripped into shingles if they ran the ice jam of spring.
Three weeks later they were crushing through the ice jam of Hudson Straits.
You can form no idea of one's sensations as the steamer pushes her way through an ice jam.
Just beyond this, a higher and stronger palisade protected the riverbank from the winter ice jam.