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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage

Brian Castner
Format
Book
Published
New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, [2018]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780385541626, 0385541627, 9780385541633
Summary
In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered the Passage he could not find.
Contents
  • The Northwest Company, 1788
  • Into the north, 2016
  • Scotland, 1774
  • New York, 1775
  • Montreal, 1778
  • Detroit, 1784
  • The Pays d'en Haut, 2016
  • Grand portage and the English River, 1785
  • Awgeenah and Matonabbee, 1786
  • Murder at the old establishment, 1787
  • To the Northwest Passage, 1788
  • All it takes is time, 2016
  • Embarkation, June 1789
  • The Rapids of the Slave, June 2016
  • Shoot the messenger, June 1789
  • Thunderstorms and raids, June 2016
  • Into the mountains, July 1789
  • Plagues of the Deh Cho, July 2016
  • The Dogrib, July 1789
  • Rapid without rapids, July 2016
  • You can starve on rabbits, July 1789
  • Fort Good Hope to Tsiigehtchic, July 2016
  • Satisfy the curiosity, tho' not the intent, July 1789
  • Into the earth sponge, July 2016
  • The highest part of the island, July 1789
  • A sea of ice, frozen no more, July 2016
  • Many returns.
Description
xii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes
  • Maps on lining papers.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-318) and index.
Technical Details
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