Carnet de Voyage
Since I put The Expedition for the Future online I’ve received interesting information on the journey that I didn’t yet know about. Peter Schuster, for example, is a boat captain from Germany, living in Montreal. The name of the boat we are taking is the Hanse Explorer, and Peter took notice of this because he has a book about the Hanseatic League, an alliance of trading cities and merchant guilds that dominated trade along the coast of Northern Europe in the 13th through the 17th centuries. An alliance in the late middle ages that lasted 400 years. What principles might have kept it together for so long?