Canadian Yachting February 2022 - 54

ONE MAN, ONE CANOE, ONE VAST
COUNTRY: RETRACING THE FOOTSTEPS
AND WAKES OF THOSE WHO DARED SO
LONG AGO
- by Bert terHart, Gabriola Island Power and Sail Squadron
On August 28, 1792, British naval
Captain George Vancouver sailed into
Nootka Island's Friendly cove to meet
with Spain's Juan Francisco de la Bodega
y Quadra, a navy captain and, as
Commandant of the Naval Department
of San Blas, responsible for administering
panish interests in the Pacific
Northwest.
he two officers met at this tin farung outpost on a wid
and desolate coast a world away from Europe to put an end to
a conict that had the maings of a word war.
During that same August, Alexander MacKenzie was hastening
across Canada's vast interior on foot, and by canoe, to establish
a bridgehead on the Peace River near the eastern slopes of the
Rocky Mountains. In amongst the towering peaks and steep valleys,
he hoped to get a head start on a voyage that would lead
him over the continental divide and eventually to the shores of
the Pacific cean. acenies effort is even more astonishing
considering he had actually started out more than 16 months
earlier in the spring of 1791.
Thinking that his trip down the MacKenzie River was a failure
for first faiing to reach his intended goa (the Pacific cean)
and, secondly, being unable to accurately map the river given
his lack of knowledge and equipment required to derive one's
position on the earth accurately, he left Fort Chipewyan on the
shores of Lake Athabasca bound for England. He arrived in the
fall of that same year and spent the winter procuring the tools
necessary for celestial navigation and the knowledge of how
to use them, including learning the specialized trigonometry
involved. In the spring of 1792, he set sail from England bound
for Montreal and ultimately the eastern slopes of the Rocky
Mountains.
I have been to Friendly Cove. The beach, shore and tiny cove
remain little changed from Vancouver's day. Standing beneath
a stained-glass window commissioned by the Spanish government
commemorating Vancouver's and Quadra's encounter,
one can't help but feel the push and pull of history and the
presence of great men.
I have also been to the small piece of exposed bedrock where
MacKenzie hastily wrote in reddish paint made of vermilion
and bear grease 'Alex Mackenzie from Canada by land 22nd
July 1793.' Hastily, because he was hurrying to complete his
sextant sights after being abandoned by his First Nations guide
and hounded by his men to leave poste haste given a band of
warriors were paddling furiously to catch up with him.
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AT THE HELM: EXCITING TIME FOR BOATING!
FEATURE: FABULOUS NEW BOATS FOR 2022!
FEATURE: ADAPTING A YACHT FOR ACCESSIBILITY AND LONG-DISTANCE CRUISING
POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 650E
POWER REVIEW: CRUISERS YACHTS 34 GLS
SAIL REVIEW: FOUNTAINE PAJOT ISLA 40
DESTINATION: CRUISING THE RIDEAU CANAL
THE PORT HOLE: FEBRUARY 2022
CROSSING THE LINE: THE GOAT IN MY BOAT
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