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Mississippi Madness: Canoening the Mississippi

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Oxford Illustrated Press
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Thomas Elpel
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
In 1977, Nicholas Francis solo-paddled the entirety of the Missouri-Mississippi river system 3,810 miles from Three Forks, Montana to the Gulf of Mexico, achieving several world-records along the way. The 24-year-old Englishman assembled a support team and won modest financial backing from the U.K. Cancer Research Center to lead the expedition with the goal of fundraising for the C.R.C.

Americans would call his boat a kayak, but Francis uses “kayak” and “canoe” interchangeably, perhaps a British
Ian Chapman
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
An interesting work on a somewhat shoestring expedition to canoe the length of the river. Descriptions of long paddles across the massive reservoirs convey the scale of damming along the course of the waterway. Includes an upbeat stop at an Indian reservation, with some discourse on Native American canoes, and a brief yet impressive meeting with President Gerald Ford. Sketches not photographs, and a bit haphazard in style, but a worthwhile book.
Jul 30, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: canoeing
didn't really give me a sense of the epic adventure it could be. ...more
marked it as to-read
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