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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2017, 4:25 pm 

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Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847 by John Rae (1813 - 1893) -
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After the bizarre death of Thomas Simpson, Dr. John Rae was chosen to complete the the survey of the Northwest Passage, linking the work of Simpson and Peter Dease with the previously known country to the east. Rae was recognized for his endurance and skill in wilderness travel, adopting the methods of the native peoples often eschewed by other European explorers. This is his report on the initial work in the years 1846-47. The final link was made to the surveys of Simpson and Dease several years later (1848-51). ( Fritz)


  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39917
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History /Modern (19th C); *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography/Exploration

    Keywords that describe the book: canadian arctic, 19th century exploration, northwest passage

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Last edited by pschempf on September 27th, 2017, 4:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2017, 4:29 pm 
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Will set up the MW asap.

edit: Everything seems ready but of course please point out any necessary corrections. I'll leave this project here for a day or two and then move it to "Going Solo."


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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 9:25 am 
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Moving to "Going Solo."


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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 9:30 am 

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Thanks Dave. Now I suppose I should record something. :roll:

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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 9:41 am 
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Just trying to keep the New Projects Forum tidy. Looking forward to hearing about the northwest passage though.


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Post Posted:: October 1st, 2017, 11:43 am 

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I'm all for tidiness. Section 1 ready for PL.

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Post Posted:: October 1st, 2017, 2:45 pm 
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1 PL OK.

Bad effects of spirits in cold climates? :hmm:


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Post Posted:: October 2nd, 2017, 9:52 pm 

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Section 2 ready for PL.

craigdav1 wrote:
Bad effects of spirits in cold climates? :hmm:


Might be just being a bit fuddled when you need to have your wits about you. One thing to have a few when you are within reach of a warm shelter - another if you're sleeping on a beach north of the Arctic Circle on a sack of flour under a wet blanket.

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https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/advice/staying-safe-while-drinking/alcohol-and-cold-weather/

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Post Posted:: October 3rd, 2017, 6:03 am 
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2 PL OK.

Engaging narrative.


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Post Posted:: October 4th, 2017, 6:24 pm 

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Section 3 ready for PL.

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Post Posted:: October 4th, 2017, 8:59 pm 
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3 PL OK.

Engaging story.


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Post Posted:: October 8th, 2017, 6:31 pm 

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Section 4 ready for PL.

Glad you find it interesting. Rae was noted as a good observer.

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Post Posted:: October 8th, 2017, 7:43 pm 
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4 PL OK.

Spent a few days in Moose Factory many many years ago.


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Post Posted:: October 8th, 2017, 8:47 pm 

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Thanks, Dave. What took you to Moose Factory? Doesn't seem like the sort of place you just happen to pass by. Closest I've been to that country was a fishing trip to Pickle Crow, almost 900 miles to the west, also many years ago.

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Post Posted:: October 9th, 2017, 5:49 am 
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Just wanted to see Hudson Bay. A train and boat got me to James Bay. Great fossil country as I recall.


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