“Scotty” Stevenson (1912–1974) is the best-known pilot in the history of Chibougamau. Born in Scotland, he arrived in Quebec in 1927. First, he was a pilot for the Hudson’s Bay Company and, later, a fighter pilot during World War II.
After the war, he began his career as an independent pilot and merchant in northern Quebec. He traded furs with Aboriginal trappers and participated in mining development, carrying prospectors, geologists and mining promoters with their equipment.
Scotty Stevenson became a legend for his landings on 3rd Street, in the early 1950s. Some well-known publications, including Time Magazine, published articles about him.
In 1950, Scotty Stevenson opened the first general store in Chibougamau—the tiny Eastern Trader. Later, he founded the Waconichi Inn. You`ll find more information at stop Number 8.
Full reference for the photo: Group photo in front of Scotty Stevenson’s Fox Moth CF-EXW aircraft in 1950. From left to right: Lorenzo Blondeau, Eileen Stevenson, Scotty Stevenson, André Tison, Gisèle Cire, Amy Lee and an unidentified person.
P24 Fonds Frederick Nelson Bidgood.