H.H. Norwood, born in Berwick, Nova Scotia was captain of the Arctic whaler Balaena. He taught Jujiro Wada nautical skills and navigation. He retired early from whaling and had health issues, causing him to move back to Nova Scotia, but in later years he participated in the Klondike gold rush as an inspector of mines for the Canadian government. E.T Barnette, the first mayor of Fairbanks, sent Jujiro Wada over to Dawson City, where he told Norwood of the gold strike by Felix Pedro in the Tanana plain. A local newspaper article mentioned it and this caused the Tanana stampede.