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True story of one of history's most remarkable expeditions, the 1936-1937 discovery of the Northwest Passage by two headstrong young men, Shell Taylor and Jeff Pope. The Guinness Book of World Records called it the longest canoe trip in history.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Bonanza Publishing (first published October 1987)
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Akhenaten
Jun 02, 2012 Akhenaten rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Chris
Jan 05, 2013 Chris rated it liked it
Rick Steber, a Central Oregon author, befriended one of these two adventuresome canoeists to tell of their incredible paddle across the continent. These strong willed young men really were the first to navigate the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic Ocean (New York) to the Pacific Ocean (Nome, Alaska). Over 18 months they paddled and portaged across the continent and the continental divide. Many mosquitoes, nights on the ground, and long portages between lakes made the trip an adventure of a ...more
Bennet
Mar 06, 2011 Bennet rated it really liked it
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"The year was 1936. The place was New York City, where two young office workers embarked on one of history's most remarkable expeditions. Amidst fanfare and press coverage, Sheldon Taylor and Geoffrey Pope started their canoe trip up the Hudson River to find their way to Alaska." 8000 miles later, "their bodies hardened and their souls changed forever," they arrived. Still the longest canoe trip in history.
Ingrid
Sep 16, 2015 Ingrid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first true Northwest Passage, EVER; by canoe no less! I don't need to add a review: the title says it all. This is truly (and sadly) a book of unsung heroes during a grand era of exploration. They deserve so much respect.
Derek Baker
Apr 21, 2016 Derek Baker rated it really liked it
(The true story of two men sharing the adventure of a lifetime.)
This is a Rick Steber book that's actually a good story, pretty well told.
In 1936, two young men head out to canoe from New York to Nome (AK).
Rick Steber is a local Prineville author.
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