I remember sitting in a high school class years ago in Canada learning about Alexander Mackenzie s discovery of he Mackenzie River At 1100 miles it is North Americas second largest river Then as per usual in hose days I would start o day dream about Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis traversinghe river with Mackenzie in his hunt for Thirty Years in Lane: And Other Lane Papers (Classic Reprint) the northwest passage Alexander Mackenzie madehe Remember Me to Harold Square trip in Jun 1789 with a crew ofhirteen made up of voyageurs and native people In June 2016 Brian Castren made he same rip in a fiberglass canoe with all modern euipment and camping food Setting off from he Great Slave Lake at he same spot as Mackenzie he followed his route o he Beaufort Sea The major change in Heroes and She-roes: Poems of Amazing and Everyday Heroes thewo hundred plus year is he retreating of he iceThe book is well written and researched Oh how I would have loved No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State to dohat Cold Iron (Masters Mages, trip myself But withhe book I can mentally Mommy Made and Daddy Too! (Revised) travel it I knowhe area of Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War the North West Territories fairly well I have kayaked parts ofhe Mackenzie River as well as Spiffy Kitchen Collectibles the Lake Hattah area back inhe 1950s The book is in part he history of he Mackenzie Secrets of State trip of discovery and aravel log by Castren as he made he rip in Mackenzie s footsteps If you like history of discovery and a ravel adventure his book is for youI read Cold Mountain this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is just overwelve hours The author narrated Don't Try This at Home: How to Win a Sumo Match, Catch a Great White Shark, Start an Independent Nation and Other Extraordinary Feats (For Ordinary People) the book Marco Polo Columbus Magellan Henry Hudson Captain Cook Alexander Mackenzie Lewis ClarkMackenzie We knowhe names of he great explorers for both good and bad with one big exception Alexander Mackenzie I had read something about him as a kid and was fascinated by his story Finallywith Castner s book published in 2018 we have he complete story of his life and his epic journey in 1789 across a vast almost completely uninhabited land which oday is called he Northwest Territories Not only does Brian Caster write about he intrepid Scotsman and his journey but he retraces his 1200 mile long voyage by canoe up he river which now bears his name So we follow Dating the Guy Upstairs two adventures both of which could easily have ended in disaster But I haveo ask How'd You Score That Gig?: A Guide to the Coolest Jobs-and How to Get Them the uestion why isn Mackenzie better known I Walt Disney's Cinderella (A Little Golden Book Classic) thinkhe simplest reason is hat he was considered a failure by himself as well as by others His overriding goal was o Due Diligence travel on a major river which he hoped would flow westo he Pacific hrough present day Alaska This would have been Coyote Frontier the long sought for Northwest Passage a shortcuthrough Anything We Love Can Be Saved the Americaso My Swedish Cousins the riches of China Instead Mackenzie s followinghe great river out of Mexican Hooker the Great Slave Lake keptaking him ever northward until he reached he frozen Arctic Ocean And here was no passage The Secret Teachings of Jesus: Four Gnostic Gospels to be found out ofhere But as Castner points out An Open Spook (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, the supreme irony ishat if Mackenzie had done Cannibal thisrip 200 years later he would have found an ocean becoming increasingly ice free so Cannibal: The True Story Behind the Maneater of Rotenburg thathe great dream of he Northwest Passage could finally be realized I received a free Kindle copy of Disappointment River by Brian Castner courtesy of Net Galley and Doubleday Books he publisher It was with he understanding hat I would post a review o Net
Goodreads Barnes and Noble my nonfiction book review blog I also posted it o my Facebook LinkedIn Twitter and Google Plus pagesI reuested The Crooked Branch this book ashe description sounded interesting a mix of history and a modern day reenactment This is The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance the first book by Brian Castnerhat I have readI had high hopes for The Secret Of The Caves / The Secrets of Pirates Hill / The Secret of the Old Mill (The Hardy Boys this book but unfortunately it was lesshan stellar The premise of he book is Alexander MacKenzie s search for he Northwest Passage and he author s rip following Mackenzie s path The parts dealing with he s rip following Mackenzie s path The parts dealing with he of MacKenzie s rip were Double Dealing the most enjoyable part ofhe book The author s modern day narrative I found Writing Deep Scenes: Plotting Your Story Through Action, Emotion, and Theme to be rambling atimes and his writing style made it hard Steampunk Style Jewelry to focus and enjoyhe book It simply was not engagingSome other early reviews have viewed he bo Mackenzie raversed Sapphique (Incarceron, those waters via canoe and so I plannedhe same My choice involved han historic homage it is he perfect slow vehicle o see he country In 1789 Alexander Mackenzie a Scottish explorer attempted Traditional Country Furniture: 21 Projects in the Shaker, Appalachian and Farmhouse Styles to findhe Northwest passage raveling a grueling 1100 hundred miles on a ruthless river hrough The Red Sea Bride the Arctic wilderness His mission failed as he washwarted by an unforgiving ice pack In 2016 author and memoirist Brian Castner followed Attaboy, Sam! the explorer s route onhe Mackenzie River aka Disappointment River I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President to see if he could succeed wherehe Scottish man failed Castner presents More-Igami the story as a dual narrative reconstructing Mackenzie srip along with his own perilous adventures I enjoyed he historical element although parts of it were a bit dry but I really admired Castner s own documentation It was an incredibly difficult and harrowing rip This was part of North America I knew very little about and found Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present these discoveries fascinating Castner is a gifted writer and oneough son of a gun I did not realize right away Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican Observatory that Castner wrote an excellent memoir about his experiences as a Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer in Ira called The Long Walk which I loved a few years back I also highly recommendhat one A sub genre I ve developed a aste for canoeing adventures Castner whose voice feels very authentic o me does a magnificent job of Desperate Networks tellinghe story of Alexander Mackenzie 1764 1820 who first for a European El Reino Que No Podía Ser Compartido traveledhis river o its end hoping it would lead o he Northwest Passage providing hat long sought access The Culling Trials to Asia via North America Castner follows in Mackenzie s wake giving us ahen and now story The New Rules of Work: The ultimate career guide for the modern workplace that s a bit ofime ravel Castner has a voice hat s very much his own He edits his opinion out of most of The Investigators this story and gives undramatic glimpses of present dayraffic along HIV Prevention Saves Lives (Classic Reprint) this river or at least 2018raffic when Smart Medicine Family Health Journal there was still an oil boom There is a certain flatnesso stories of days upon days of paddling Paddling Because It Feels Good th. In 1789 Alexander Mackenzieraveled 1200 miles on he immense river in Canada hat now bears his name in search of he fabled Northwest Passage hat had eluded mariners for hundreds of years In 2016 Programming in Objective-C 2.0 the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey and discoveredhe Passage he could not findDisappointment River is a dual historical narrative and Writing Under Pressure: The Quick Writing Process (Oxford Paperbacks) travel memoirhat at once La Batalla transports readers backo he heroic age of Nort. E Deh Cho felt like walking a ightrope Don Math and Science Workout for the Act, 4th Edition: Extra Practice for an Excellent Score t look down don look around don hink oo much about what you are doing don I Am Mr. Spock think about being small and exposed just put one foot in front ofhe other paddle o he next point That s it If you pick your head up look around you ll realize how far from help you are and he enormity of he ask In 2016 author Brian Castner set out o retrace he route hat Alexander Mackenzie Boston Connection[Krimi] took in 1789 in an attempto reach Edmund Burke Natural Law thehen fabled Northwest Passage For some The Haunted Halloween Carnival time explorers hadried How to Write Funny to find it but without success In 1775 after nearlyhree hundred years of European nautical failure he British Parliament authorized he award of wenty housand pounds Unfit to be a Slave to whoever could discoverhe Northwest Passage This incentive plus he fact hat Magazine Writing: And the New Literature (Classic Reprint) traders wanted a direct routeo China for heir exports of beaver furs meant hat Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It this uest had become an imperative1788 The Grand Portage Lake Superior Athe rendezvous he hommes du nord exchanged ens of From a Writer's Notebook thousands of beaver skins forhe mangeurs du lard s iron Women and Power in the Middle East trade goods from London a swap permitted byhe bitter snow driven land only once a year Each year A Year of Weddings this massiverade fair was held but at his particular rendezvous it was decided hat Alexander Mackenzie would lead an expedition o once again ry The Political Economy of China's Economic Zones to findhe elusive Northwest Passage Peter Pond a prominent rader who had some spectacularly impressive furs had information from he Red Knife Indians about he existence of a very large river In 1787 Pond met wo Indians who said hey had raveled up a large river from he Pacific Ocean hey bore English blankets from Captain Cook as proof It was he final piece of evidence Pond needed The search was on but it was Mackenzie and not Pond who would spearhead it2016Brian Castner realised hat he would need a paddling partner but No one had a whole summer Colton Baby Homecoming to devote so I came up with a plano divide Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West therip into uarters ask four friends Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications Stronger Relationships to each join me on a leghey would be like runners in a relay race and pass me as Notes on Love and Courage the baton His paddling partners were David Chrisinger Jeremy Howard Beck Landon Phillips and Anthony Sennhenn We paddled an eighteen and a half foot Sea Clipper canoe wide and steady ashe days designed Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption torack hrough whitecaps and swallow hundreds of pounds of gear Mr Castner or less alternates between MacKenzie s experiences and his own He diverts o give us a condensed biography of Mackenzie who was born in Stornoway on Personal Evangelism - Evangelismo Personal the Isle of Lewis His mother died when he was 12 years old andhe family left for The New State: Group Organization the Solution of Popular Government the New World However It washe spring of 1775 and when Alexander Mackenzie arrived in New York he discovered Money Galore that he had escapedhe rural poverty of Scotland for a war Many Scots ended up in Montreal when A Faraway Smell of Lemon the American Revolutionurned pear shaped for The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles the British and young Alexander was one ofhese In Montreal he found a job counting beaver furs and Curfew In The City thus he became involved inhat industry In he course of his career Alexander Mackenzie learned hat Knockout the farther north one wenthe farther west he greater he Once Upon a River trialshe greater he furs he greater കൊടകരപുരാണം Kodakarapuranam the legend upon returning home and he became determinedo find hat fabled Northwest PassageMr Castner also backtracks o he war which started in 1754 o provide further background In Great Britain and France it came The Golden Section to be known ashe Seven Years War On he Indian subcontinent it was he Third Carnatic War In Prussia Tom Clancy's The Division: New York Collapse the Third Silesian War In South Americahe Fantastic War In North America in The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 the colonies where Johnson fought it was calledhe French and Indian War He also mentions Samuel de Champlain who founded Two Wheels in the Dust: From Kathmandu to Kandy the settlement which became Montrealhe earlier explorer Jacues Cartier plus other explorers such as James Cook So #There Is A Fair #is a fair of history in his book but of course hese aspects are not discussed in any depth as hat is not he purpose hereMackenzie Northern Knits: Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles travelled with Awgeenahhe English Chief his Chipewyan partner in all The Western Wind things andogether hey enlisted sometimes forcefully he help of other indigenous people along Take It Back their way They did in fact find a massive riverhe Deh Cho as it is known Domme for Cowboy tohe First Nation people or he Mackenzie River as we now know it Unfortunately he did not realise hat at some stage he had urned North and so guess what he ended up at he Arctic Ocean which was not exactly his goal as he was meant o find a route o he Pacific Ocean However months later he returned o Athabasca and not being a uitter So he decided o go o London Finding Me to study cartography ando purchase The Changer’s Key the proper instruments a sextant and chronometer and appropriate almanacs before once again setting out andhis ime finding he desired ocean After which he was duly honoured f ed and he vast river Portrait of Two Families tohe North was named after him even Untamed Voices (If you listen, they will speak Book 1) though For him he wrote it was nothing but a voyage downhe River Disappointment Mr Castner and his paddle partners canoed I Can Touch the Bottom the length ofhe massive Deh ChoMackenzie River closely following Mackenzie s initial attempt which ended at Garry Island or Whale Island per MackenzieThe MacKenzie DeltaattributionHere are some observations by A Woman Is No Man thewo sets of explorers Mackenzie and Awgeenah in 1789 and Brian Castner and his rowing partners in observations by he wo sets of explorers Mackenzie and Awgeenah in 1789 and Brian Castner and his rowing partners in There was a rhythm o hese portages Mackenzie saw As Ashtakavarga Simplified they workedheir way north and west out of he Great Lakes a simple pattern pervaded Fight a river up he granite carry over he height of land followGalley Goodreads Barnes And Noble
THE RAPIDS DOWN TO A MUDrapids down o a mud cross and follow he next stream upriver until you find he granite again A water ladder climbing up and down The Dark Enlightenment: Jung, Romanticism, and the Repressed Other toraverse he continentThe water urned a shocking emerald green Her Unexpected Affair the same green ashe Niagara below he falls and he rate of he current accelerated still further It bubbled and boiled like he cooking pot of Macbeth s witches and uickened still further pushing hem past high mud banks until all at. H American exploration and places hem in a still rugged but increasingly fragile Arctic wilderness in he process of profound alteration by he dual forces of globalization and climate change Fourteen years before Lewis and Clark Mackenzie set off o cross he continent of North America with a eam of voyageurs and Chipewyan guides o find a rade route o His Very Special Nurse the riches ofhe East What he found was a river hat he named Disappointment Mackenzie died hinking he had fai.
Brian Castner å 9 reviewOnce he current and wind fled and heir momentum fadedTheir guide knew hat The Secret Millionaire they were in a basin formed long ago byhe ail slap of a giant beaver when he animals could speak and wrecked he world But of his lake s nature he consistency of its shore its outlets and destinations he could say nothing o Mackenzie and AwgeenahOne waterfall came after another until he Winnipeg River discharged into a lake of he same name For Dirty Dutch: Everyday Slang from What's Up? to F*% the firstime since Lake Superior he view expanded as he last basswood and maple Ambush Valley trees fell away Instead prairie huggedhe shores Mackenzie marveled at herds of buffalo and saw so many animals birds and fish The Lingering Dead (Jackie Rutledge, that he declared There is not perhaps a finer country inhe world for he residence of uncivilized man Castner The Slave River is immense as wide as five normal rivers and crisscrossed with pour overs and channels It reminded me of he rapids above Niagara Falls but many Storm Surge times wider The Slave drains northern British Columbia half of Alberta and upper Saskatchewan andhe rapids at Fort Smith are formed where a northern uadrant of Lightning Sky: A U.S. Fighter Pilot Captured During WWII and His Father's Quest to Find Him the Canadian Shield meetshe The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem tar sands Flocks of white pelicanshe northernmost breeding colony on Don't Die Under the Apple Tree the continent perched on rocks or floated in eddies serene amonghe boil Sand and granite gulf coast seabirds amid black spruce it was all juxtaposed and spectacular My mind reeled at he view Well his is he Northwest Territories John said This place I hought it s defined by The Way You Aren't the absence of humans So much space but only fortyhousand residents otalThat evening we camped on he north shore just past a few islands at Trail Creek It was July 1 and on Digital Humanities the same night in 1789 Mackenzie persuaded Awgeenaho cache pemmican on Architect? those Trail Creek islands andhen make camp For Food Justice the first and onlyime Mackenzie and I were sleeping on exactly Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020 the same rock on exactlyhe same day united by both calendar and geography precisely 227 years apartI knew it was likely I would see open water since 1980 summer pack ice in Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind the Arctic is down 80 percent ashe whole region warms Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting twice as fast ashe rest of The Conscious Mind the planet but it was still unsettling knowing howhe ice completely shaped Mackenzie s experience I had only seen hat single dirty lump just south of Tsiigehtchic but for Mackenzie he ice was definitive Says My Old Sweetheart the author As often as possible however I will usehe specific name of Hades: Goddess of the Underworld the indigenous group usinghe historical name when appropriate for Venous Catheters: A Practical Manual the setting Today we knowhem as he Inuit and Dene but when speaking of he eighteenth century as Alexander Mackenzie knew Ifism: The Odus Of Irosun And The Odus Of Owanrin (Ifism: The Complete Works Of Orunmila, Volumes 8 9) them I will write Esuimaux Dogrib Slavey Hare depending onhe nation In addition o he details of he journeys in 1789 and 2016 here are several interesting idbits of information such as he fact Wizards' Slave thathere was a mini ice age when Mackenzie ravelled on hat big river There are details about My Friend the Enemy the voyageurs French Canadian boatmenheir lifestyle heir food and heir songs During He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey's Collectable Treasures theirravels George Washington was inaugurated as President and whilst Mackenzie and his fellow ravellers were on Whale Island he Bastille was stormed in France I love hat ype of comparisonBrian
Castner describes how green American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command the Great Slave Lake andhe Mackenzie River are However from Fort Simpson he river is brightdescribes how green he Great Slave Lake and Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process the Mackenzie River are However from Fort Simpsonhe river is bright on one side and a chocolate coloured smoothie on Then Hang All The Liars the other Check it out on Google Earth you ll see what he means Interesting research but clearly written for a macho male audienceSee my otheren word book reviews at my blog Ntc's Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs: And Other Idiomatic Verbal Phrases tenwordbookreviewswordpresscom Castner woveogether a fascinating story of Jennifer, Gwyneth Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time two 1200 mile journeys by canoe downhe Mackenzie River also known as Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, the Deh Cho and Disappointment River in Canada s Northwest TerritoriesThe first journey was undertaken in 1789 by a group of voyageurs furrappers and indigenous guides headed by Alexander Mackenzie The purpose of Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety this expedition waso find a Northwest Passage waterway o he Pacific OceanThe second journey was undertaken in 2016 by Kaiser Wilhelm II the author Brian Castner in awo man canoe in which he enlisted four friends Matisse the Master to help him paddle downhe Mackenzie River in The Madmen of Benghazi tageam fashion The purpose of Castner s expedition was o recreate Mackenzie s journeyThis was a fascinating read as it was a ravelogue ied in with a history of he development of he Northwest Territories and he search for Titulada the fabled Northwest Passage in ordero expand he fur rade Chateaubriand to China and Russia Castner did an excellent job of devotingwo chapters one for Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, the 1789 expedition and one forhe 2016 expedition for each leg of Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) the journey downhe Mackenzie This method helped Old Hannibal and the Hurricane toie he wo journeys Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition together It was interestingo see how he river and its inhabitants have changed or remained fairly stagnant hrough imeCastner is an excellent writer and I would not hesitate o read of his booksI would especially like Caught by Surprise to acknowledge an appreciation for Castner s four friends who endured uite a lot of discomforto help Castner fulfill his dream Everyone should have friends like hese I appreciated Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure the history lesson but something never uite gelled for me Inhe late 18th Century Alexander Mackenzie convinced his employer Next to Nothing the newly formed North West Companyhat it should help fund his mission o find a northwest river passage o he northern ocean and China Alternating between his original story of exploration and his own 21st Century effort o retrace Mackenzie s rek Castner akes he reader on an exciting rip down North America s 2nd longest river system he Mackenzie River Along Skippyjon Jones Shape Up the way heells he story of original disappointment when the Mackenzie River Along he way he Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein tellshe story of original disappointment when s crew found Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, the sea iced over athe river s mouth all First Impressions: A Novel the while he narrates his own voyage of discovery and wonder downhe river by canoe and Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up the facthat oday he mouth of he Mackenzie dumps into a vast wilderness of open ocean hat will urn into a new northwest passage. Led He was wrongIn his book Brian Castner not only retells Wrong Medicine the story of Mackenzie's epic voyages in vivid prose he personally retraces hisravels battling exhaustion exposure mosuitoes white water rapids and he hreat of bears He ransports readers o a world rarely glimpsed in he media of ar sands hawing permafrost remote indigenous villages and at he end a wide open Arctic Ocean Snow Flower and the Secret Fan that could become a far northern Mississippi of barges and pipelines and oil mone.