The Last Voyageurs (Hardcover)

Retracing La Salle's Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers on the Adventure of a Lifetime

By Lorraine Boissoneault

Pegasus Books, 9781605989761, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2016

List Price: 27.95*
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Description

Together they set off on an eight-month, 3,300-mile expedition across the major waterways of North America. They fought strong currents on the St. Lawrence, paddled through storms on the Great Lakes, and walked over 500 miles across the frozen Midwest during one of the coldest winters of the 20th century, all while putting on performances about the history of French explorers for communities along their route. The crew had to overcome disagreements, a crisis of leadership, and near-death experiences before coming to the end of their journey.The Last Voyageurs tells the story of this American odyssey, where a group of young men discovered themselves by pretending to be French explorers.