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TITLE
Image of Sir Alexander Mackenzie's Memorial Plaque at Avoch
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DONALD_ALEXANDER_MACKENZIE_04
PLACENAME
Avoch
DISTRICT
Avoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Avoch
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Janine Donald
SOURCE
Janine Donald
ASSET ID
22312
KEYWORDS
plaques
explorers
famous Scots
emigration
Image of Sir Alexander Mackenzie's Memorial Plaque at Avoch

Alexander Mackenzie (1764-1820) was born in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. He moved to New York when he was 10 years old and joined the Northwest Fur Company in Canada in 1779. He discovered the Mackenzie River in 1789. In 1793 he became the first European to cross the North American Continent from one side to the other. He was knighted in 1802 and died in the Black Isle in 1820 leaving a wife and three children

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Image of Sir Alexander Mackenzie's Memorial Plaque at Avoch

ROSS: Avoch

2000s

plaques; explorers; famous Scots; emigration

Janine Donald

Alexander Mackenzie (1764-1820) was born in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. He moved to New York when he was 10 years old and joined the Northwest Fur Company in Canada in 1779. He discovered the Mackenzie River in 1789. In 1793 he became the first European to cross the North American Continent from one side to the other. He was knighted in 1802 and died in the Black Isle in 1820 leaving a wife and three children