Heyoka’s Workbench


(John Rae, British explorer, discovered the final link in the Northwest Passage and found the first clues to the fate of John Franklin’s Arctic expedition)

»Calculating from the previous April, when on snowshoes he set out from Fort Confidence for the Kendall River, Rae had travelled over eight thousand miles without using any form of mechanized transport.«
[from the fabulous book »Fatal Passage«]

»To a consummate traveller, a man wronged by history and vindicated at this place. To the greatest Arctic explorer of them all. – Gentlemen, to John Rae!«
[toast proposed by Ken McGoogan, author of »Fatal Passage«]

Portrait of John Rae (Ink and Water Colours)