Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Mar 8, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 37:26 mins

In 2016, Brian Castner repeated Alexander Mackenzie’s journey to find the Northwest Passage, encountering remote indigenous communities, giant mosquitoes, and wild rivers. While Mackenzie died disappointed, Castner explains why he should be lauded for his achievement. Guest: Brian Castner, author of "Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage" (2018) and "Stampede: Gold Fever and Disaster in the Klondike" (April 2021)