The Northwest Passage Overland

The Northwest Passage Overland

The Epic Journey that Helped Create Canada

Paperback256pp Illustrated230x154mm

9781445670072     Product Code: 502961


In 1862, at the height of the Canadian Gold Rush, Viscount William Milton and Dr Walter Cheadle set off across North America to find a route by which to transport the spoils back east. Author and Arctic explorer Ernest Coleman follows in the footsteps of these brave but ill-prepared amateurs, recounting their hair-raising adventures as they blazed a trail that would bring the railway to the Pacific and ensure that British Columbia became part of Canada and not the USA.

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