Romanet, Louis Auguste

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Romanet, Louis Auguste

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Fur trader, Author, 1880-1964. L.A. Romanet came to Canada from France in 1903 as an employee of the fur trading company Revillon Freres. He began his career at their Ungava post in northern Quebec. In 1916 he joined the Hudson's Bay Company as an inspector; by 1923 he was sent to Edmonton to be district manager for the Athabasca and Mackenzie River Districts and general manager of the Alberta and Arctic Transportation Company. In the latter post he had charge of all the Company's river and lake paddlewheel steamboats in the north. After he left the Company in 1930 Mr. Romanet was employed at various times as an agent for North Star Oil Company, Abasand Oils Ltd (1937-1941) and as an inspector for the Northwest Service Command during World War II.


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