John MacGregor (Sportsman)

John MacGregor (Sportsman)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John MacGregor (24 January 1825 Gravesend - 16 July 1892 Boscombe), nicknamed Rob Roy after a renowned relative, was a Scottish explorer, travel writer and philanthropist. He is generally credited with the development of the first sailing canoes and with popularising canoeing as a middle class sport in Europe and the United States. He founded the English Royal Canoe Club (RCC) in 1866. MacGregor worked as a barrister in London, and was an accomplished artist and drew all the art in his travel books. The son of General Sir Duncan MacGregor, he was introduced to canoeing in the course of a trip to the United States and Canada in 1858.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136742381
  • 9786136742380