Lost Canoe

Lawrence W. Coady

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Lost Canoe

  Author:   Lawrence W. Coady    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

A contemporary account of tracking a historical explorer across Labrador.
In the mode of Leonidas Hubbard and William Cabot, Hesketh Prichard set out with a group of adventurers in the early 1900s, determined to cross Labrador. Disregarding local advice, his expedition headed up a box canyon and climbed five-hundred-metre cliffs all with a canoe in tow- a gruesome portage. The canoe was later abandoned.
The Lost Canoe is the account of the contemporary search for Prichard’s lost canoe. Over three summers Larry Coady coaxed friends and strangers into searching for Prichard’s
canoe, retracing Prichard’s route, verifying landforms and campsites, and mapping the entire trail. Only hard-nosed hikers immune to blackflies and mosquitoes were enticed to participate. Prichard’s original 1910 photographs and accounts of his journey, published in Through Trackless Labrador, are paired with Coady’s own photographs and writings. The narrative that results reveals a struggle against the elements to cross the ancient landscape of northern Labrador, a subarctic mix of boreal forest and open tundra. The book will appeal to a broad audience, from historians and geographers to adventurers and hikers.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781551096582
Item NB0784
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onApril 30 2008
Language eng
Pages 272
Format Paperback
Dimensions6(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight455(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Lawrence W. Coady, a marine biologist, retired in 2001 from a thirty-year career with Fishers and Oceans and Environment Canada. He is a member of the Newfoundland Historical Society and currently serves as vice-president of the organization. A keen hiker and photographer, the author continues to research and visit Labrador. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.