Canoeing With the Cree

Canoeing With the Cree

eBook - 2010
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In 1930, two novice paddlers-Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port-launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad conditions and even worse advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay-with winter freeze-up on their heels. First published in 1935, Canoeing with the Cree is Sevareid's classic account of this youthful odyssey.
Publisher: [United States] : Minnesota Historical Society Press : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9780873517980
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Mar 06, 2016

For those of us who grew up watching Eric Sevareid delivering the news on TV, this true story of his teen adventure increased my admiration for his life. It is amazing the trip was a success given the times and lack of high-tech gear for the outdoors. It reads a bit like a diary (from which it was taken) but it kept me going - a fast read.


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