131 x 200 x 28mm
Scotsman Alexander Mackenzie, looking to open up a trade route, set out from Lake Athabasca in central Northern Canada in search of the Pacific Ocean. Mackenzie travelled by bark canoe with a cache of rum and a crew of Canadian voyageurs.
Two centuries later, Robert Twigger decides to follow in Mackenzie’s wake. He too travels the traditional way, having painstakingly built a canoe from birchbark sewn together with pine roots and assembled a crew made up of fellow travellers, ex-tree planters and a former sailor from the US Navy.
Their journey takes them to the remotest parts of the wilderness, through Native American reservations, over mountains, through rapids and across lakes, meeting descendants of Mackenzie and unhinged Canadian trappers.