Canoeing a Continent: On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie by Max Finkelstein

By Max Finkelstein

A hugely own account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, a few 200 years later, the path of Alexander Mackenzie, the 1st ecu to go North the United States (1793). Mackenzie’s water path is now venerated because the Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route.

More than simply a travelogue of a canoe journey throughout Canada, this can be an account that crosses greater than centuries. it's an exploration into the guts and brain of Alexander Mackenzie, the explorer, and Max Finkelstein, the "Voyageur-in-Training." utilizing Mackenzie’s journals and his personal magazine writings, the writer creates a view of the land from vantage issues. the writer retraced the course of Alexander Mackenzie throughout North the US from Ottawa via to Cumberland condo, Saskatchewan, and paddled the Blackwater, Fraser and Peace Rivers, finishing the journey in 1999. This direction is the main major water path in North the United States, and maybe the world.

"A ’must-read’ for everybody who loves wild areas and the magic of canoes."

- Cliff Jacobson, open air author & Consultant

"Past and current collide during this trip of discovery around the map of Canada. Max craves the extremes. He relishes in dealing with what nature throws at him, punishing himself to discover his actual limits and experiencing firsthand the inherent risks in the sort of voyage. With Alexander Mackenzie as his advisor and notion, Max reveals the power to hold on opposed to all odds to forge poignant old and private hyperlinks during this significant cross-Canada paddling odyssey."

- Becky Mason, Artist and Paddler, Chelsea, Quebec

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