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David F. Pelly Writer, Researcher, Historian, Photographer


Arctic Cairn Notes:
Canoeists’ Reflections on
The Hanbury-Thelon & Kazan Rivers
(ed.)
Published in 1997
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The canoeing heritage of these two great barrenlands rivers is best recounted in the words of the paddlers who paused, on the banks of the river, to write a few lines recording their trip and their thoughts. This book offers history and emotions: here is the feeling of the deep-wilderness barrenlands canoeing experience during its heyday in the late 20th century.

What do Sarah, The Duchess of York, former Prime Ministers Pierre Trudeau and John Turner, recreational canoeing pioneer Eric Morse, the legendary John Hornby, veteran barrenlands travelers George Luste and Alex Hall, CTV newsman Craig Oliver, singer Gordon Lightfoot, northern writer David Pelly, and Japanese solo-tripper Akitoshi Nishimura all have in common? They are all in this book, because they all left notes in a cairn beside one of these Arctic rivers, the Kazan or the Hanbury-Thelon.

Bibliographic data
Arctic Cairn Notes: Canoeists’ Reflections on
The Hanbury-Thelon & Kazan Rivers

Betelgeuse Books, 1997
Edited by David F. Pelly
248 pages • 7"x 7"
B&W photos, maps
Bibliography • Index
Paperback: ISBN 0-9690783-7-4

Distributed by Dundurn Press
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