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ISBN: 9780873515337 - Canoeing with the Cree
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Canoeing with the Cree

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A 2250-Mile Voyage from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

Eric Sevareid

ISBN: 9780873515337
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Edition: 7th Anniversary edition


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In 1930, two novice paddlers launched a second-hand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, and made their way over 2250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. This book is an account of this youthful odyssey, by one of the participants.

 

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In 1930, two novice paddlers - Eric Sevareid and Walter C Port - launched a second-hand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad conditions and even worse advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay - with winter freeze-up on their heels. First published in 1935, "Canoeing with the Cree" is Sevareid's classic account of this youthful odyssey. The newspaper stories that Sevareid wrote on this trip launched his distinguished journalism career, which included more than a decade as a television correspondent and commentator on the CBS Evening News. It is now with a new foreword by Arctic explorer, Ann Bancroft.
 
 

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