What was the first transcontinental crossing of North America?
Although were pretty sure there
were natives who at some point or another crossed North America, the credit for
the first documented crossing goes to Sir Alexander MacKenzie.
In 1789 Alexander MacKenzie, he was not a Sir yet,
found the Disappointment River, later it was renamed the MacKenzie River, but
unfortunately for him it led to the Arctic Ocean.
In 1792 he set off again and this time found the Fraser
River and in 1793 he reached an arm of the Pacific Ocean at South Bentinck Arm
near Bella Coola, British Columbia, becoming the first document person to
cross North America, the Continental Divide and The Rocky Mountains.
Sir Alexander MacKenzie
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