RUSSELL, George Ely




Author Tags: 1900-1950, History

George Ely Russell, U. S. Army Lieutenant, tells the story of his canoe expedition up the Inside Passage to Alaska in Eighty Days in the Wilderness. With a 18 foot canvas covered Peterborough canoe, equipped with a folding Smith-Corona typewriter, he set out from Seattle, May 7, 1919 bound for Juneau, Alaska. A nature lover and philosopher he visits Nanaimo, Quathiaski Cove, Blunden Harbour, "Kynumpt" Harbour on Seaforth Channel, Prince Rupert, Telegraph Creek and the Indian villages of Bella Bella, Klemtu, Tahl-tan and Yaculta.

BOOKS:
Eighty Days in the Wilderness: Seattle to Alaska by Canoe in 1919 (Catoctin Press, 2009) $50.00 US

[BCBW 2010]