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GORDON, Andrew Robertson, Canadian explorer, born in Aberdeen, Scotland, 13 February, 1851. He was educated in his native City, entered the British navy ifl 1864, was specially promoted for a meritorious examination in 1871, and retired front the service with the rank of lieutenant in October, 1873. He then removed to Canada and became attached to the meteorological observatory in Toronto, and was appointed deputy superintendent of the meteorological service of Canada in 1880. In pursuance of a project to connect Manitoba and the northwest to Hudson bay by means Of a railway, an expedition, commanded by Lieutenant Gordon, was fitted out in 1884 to determine the length of that part of the year during which the bay was navigable, and to make surveys. Explorations during three seasons, from 1884 till 1886, proved that the bay would admit of safe navigation during four months of the year. By this route the distance to Europe would be lessened by many hundred miles. He published official charts and sailing directions of his explorations.
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