Thursday, 5 July 2018

297) Sir Alexander Mackenzie

Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1764 –1820). Scottish explorer. He is known for his overland crossing of what is now Canada to reach the Pacific Ocean in 1793. This was the first east to west crossing of North America north of Mexico and preceded the Lewis and Clark Expedition by 12 years.

- “If there is one brawny, clear-eyed lad amongst the shuffling ranks of those who would claim recognition as explorers of Canada, then in my opinion it is the tousled red hair of Alexander Mackenzie that should be visible above their heads.”…/…/Canada-s-Greatest-Explorers

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