began painting the Yukon and Alaska with A. Y. Jackson
and Ralph Burton in the 1960's. He returned to this
colourful, beguiling and historic land many times. Haycock
last painted there in 1984 in conjunction with a major
retrospective solo exhibition.
Tuktoyaktuk was a special place for
Haycock. Though basically flat, it was the gateway to
the western Arctic and thus was a true frontier town.
Once Haycock flew out of Tuk to Banks Island, and was
stranded for a week when the plane got bogged down in
mud - off its flight plan. If not for him fixing the
radio gear they would have been stranded much longer,
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