Finlay's River

April 3, 2006|
Finlay's River by R.m. Patterson
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Adventures on wild waters

In Finlay''s River, R. M. Patterson, whose style was described by noted author Bruce Hutchison as a a mixture between Thoreau and Jack London, tells the story of his 1949 trip up this wild river in remote northern British Columbia. Patterson uses his own journey as a framework to recount the adventures of explorers who went there before. All had struggled up the Finlay for different reasons, and all left spirited accounts of that challenging, doomed river, which Patterson brings to vivid life again.

Much of the Finlay, a river of whitewater rapids that flowed through a magnificent country of dense forests and high mountains, disappeared forever under the waters of Williston Lake with the completion of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam in 1968. In this engaging book, Patterson preserves the memory of this wilderness and the long-gone adventurers who first told the world about its existence.

R.M. Patterson (1898-1984) moved to Canada when he realized that working in a London bank would never bring him happiness. He spent the remaining years of his life pursuing adventure in the Canadian West and was a delightfully evocative writer and an intrepid explorer. Authoring a total of five books about his excursions into the Canad...
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Title:Finlay's River
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 in
Published:April 3, 2006
Publisher:TouchWood Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894898386

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