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River Rough, River Smooth

Adventures on Manitoba's Historic Hayes River

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River Rough, River Smooth by Anthony Dalton
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Manitoba's Hayes River runs over six hundred kilometres from near Norway House to Hudson Bay. On its rush to the sea, the Hayes races over forty-five rapids and waterfalls as it drops down from the Precambrian Shileld to the Hudson Bay Lowlands. This great waterway, the largest naturally flowing river in Manitoba, served as the highway for settlers bound for the Red River colony, ferrying their worldly goods in York boats and canoes, struggling against the mighty currents. Traditionally used for transport and hunting by the indiginenous Cree, the Hayes became a major fur trade route in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, being explored by such luminaries (Pierre Radisson (1682), Henry Kelsey (1690) David Thompson (1784), Sir John Franklin (1819), and J.B. Tyrrell (1892). This is the account of the author's invitational journey on the Hayes from Norway House to Oxford House by traditional York boat with a crew of First Nation Cree, and later, from Oxford House to York Factory by canoe in the company of other intrepid canoeists -- modern-day voyageurs reliving the past.

Author Biography

Anthony Dalton is president of the Canadian Authors' Association. His books include Alone Against the Arctic and Baychimo, plus many illustrated articles in magazines such as Wooden Boat and Yachting. Dalton is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Explorer's Club. He lives in Delta, British Columbia.
Release date Australia
January 11th, 2010
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
32 Halftones, color; 40 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Dundurn Group Ltd
Pages
280
Dimensions
178x254x10
ISBN-13
9781554887125
Product ID
3718462

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