Low, Albert Peter
Albert Peter Low, geologist, explorer (b at Montréal 24 May 1861; d at Ottawa 9 Oct 1942). Low joined the GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA
on graduation from McGill. The Québec-Labrador border was eventually defined on the basis of his 1893-95 explorations. He resigned in 1901 to prospect for iron on Hudson Bay, but returned to government service and spent the winter of 1903-04 on board the Neptune
at Cape Fullerton on the west side of Hudson Bay. Low became director of the Geological Survey in 1906 and deputy minister of mines in 1907; illness led to his retirement in 1913.
The 1903 expedition, under the command of A.P. Low, was captained by S.W. Bartlett, shown here at the helm of the "Neptune" (courtesy Library and Archives Canada).
DONALD J.C. PHILLIPSON