The Lost Canoe: A Labrador Adventure
by Coady, Lawrence W.
A contemporary account of tracking a historical explorer across Labrador. In the mode of Leonidas Hubbard and William Cabot, Hesketh Prichard set out with a group of adventurers in the early 1900s, determined to cross Labrador. Disregarding local advice, his expedition headed up a box canyon and climbed five-hundred-metre cliffs all with a canoe in towóa gruesome portage. The canoe was later abandoned. The Lost Canoe is the account of the contemporary search for Prichardís lost canoe. Over three summers Larry Coady coaxed friends and strangers into searching for Prichardís canoe, retracing Prichardís route, verifying landforms and campsites, and mapping the entire trail.