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The Northwest Passage Overland

The Epic Journey that Helped Create Canada

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Author: E. C. Coleman

Published on the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Dominion of Canada and the 70th anniversary of Canadian citizenship.

In 1862, Viscount Milton and Dr Cheadle set off west across North America to find a route that could be used to transport the riches of the British Columbia goldfields back to British territory in the east, thus avoiding the ‘middle man’ – the US. Behind that simple description lies one of the great nineteenth-century adventures. The expedition was ludicrously ill-prepared and yet was instrumental in bringing the railroad from the east and ensuring that British Columbia became part of the Canadian Confederation in 1871 and not part of the US. Author (and Arctic expedition leader) Ernest Coleman has followed the entire route of these foolhardy but brave amateurs and describes it in spectacular detail. It was the Northwest passage overland and not the elusive sea route that fixed the political map of North America.

Book ISBN 9781445670072

Book Format Paperback

pages 288 pages

Publication Date 15 Nov 2017

Height 234

Width 156

Illustrations 60

Regular Price: £16.99

Special Price: £15.29

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