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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #601: Dictée : Sir Alexander Mackensie / Outstanding explorations
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    Sir Alexander Mackenzie was a Scottish explorer (1755/1820 )
    In June 1789, Mackenzie a fur trader embarked on his first remarquable journey from Fort Chipewyan. He travell the length of the Do Cho River in an amazing forteen days but reached the Artic Ocean. Ending up at the wrong ocean was such a disappointment, that Mackenzie named the river : the river of Disappointment. It’s now call the Mackenzie River, in his honour
    . Mackenzie set off on his next adventure on October 12, 1792. He still relied almost totally on Native people to provide food and supplie , to paddle his canoe and to show him the way. Experiencing great hardship and suffering, they reach the Pacific Ocean after a gruelling journey over the coastal mountains. Mackenzie left an inscription rock. People can still read today
    . After his two epic adventures, Mackenzie wrote a book and in 1802 King George III knighted him for his outstanding Canadian explorations
    . Sir Alexander Mackenzie realized the dream of a Canada stretching from sea to sea

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