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New York to Nome
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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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
"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.