A sample of tarnished silver, collected by Sam Otto at Echo Bay, Great Bear Lake in the 1930s during the height of the radium and silver rush. Later in life, Sam Otto was a Yellowknife-based prospector and trapper.
A bronze boat propeller, from the small diesel motor vessel B.E.A.R.. The boat operated on Great Bear Lake in the 1930s by Bear Exploration and Radium Limited to supply its silver mine with freight and move its mine product to market.
A brass telegraph from the M.V. Radium Gilbert. A ship's telegraph is used for communication between the bridge of the ship and the engine room. Operated by the Northern Transportation Company Ltd. from 1946 to 1980, the Radium Gilbert transported supplies and cargo to communities on Great Bear Lake, and uranium from Eldorado Mine.