9th of May Mackenzie’s Canadian coast to coast crossing 1793

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9th of May Mackenzie’s Canadian coast to coast crossing 1793

Post by Redbeck » 09 May 2020 18:54

Mackenzie’s Canadian Crossing

Alexander Mackenzie set off from Unjigah Peace River
It was Thursday the ninth of May seventeen ninety three
Our Scotsman followed rivers, Parsnip, and McGregor
Then tracking the Fraser he was told turn back you see

Chippewa country this, local Dalkeh say best overland
That’s the only way to reach the Canadian Pacific coast
Mackenzie went west, walked for twelve days to stand
At Bella Coola Gorge where he went in search of boats

He borrowed canoes loaned gladly by the local Nuxalk
Paddled down Bella Coola River onto the Pacific Ocean
With vermillion and grease wrote his name on a rock
Eleven hundred miles, quite a long exploratory notion

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Re: 9th of May Mackenzie’s Canadian coast to coast crossing 1793

Post by IoBoI » 11 May 2020 03:15

Wow this guy pulled a Lewis and Clark before Lewis and Clark and on top of that became a prime minister. I think Trudeau could take a few pointers.
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