Alexander MacKenzie

portrait by Thomas Lawrence
(1764 - 1820)

Explorer extraordinaire

On July 22nd - surmounting extraordinary difficulties with superhuman efforts, Canadian explorer, Alexander McKenzie, leads a small expedition across the Canadian Rockies to the mouth of the Frasier River and the Pacific Ocean and returns the same year, accomplishing the feat a dozen years before Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery ventured up the Missouri.