Why Didn’t John Franklin Just “Radio A Helicopter?”

Historical comparisons of Arctic sailing conditions are clueless. The reason why people can slip through the NWP in a narrow window of time is because of technology.

even in their steel-hulled vessel, they faced the frequent worry of running into ice floes and bergs that could damage or trap their boat.

The thickest ice they encountered was in the Beaufort Sea, along the coast of Alaska, where at one point Pekka was forced to radio a helicopter, flying off a nearby oil drilling platform, for some eye-in-the-sky advice about the most navigable path forward.

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3 Responses to Why Didn’t John Franklin Just “Radio A Helicopter?”

  1. Philip Finck says:

    Looks like NSIDC is all messed up today…. again. Is it just me or is this happening more frequently.

  2. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    The Northwest Passage is open and easily navigable for years now. All boats going through stay in the water, find safe sailing, and stay within the Arctic Ocean at all times as they circumnavigate the world around an island of North Pole ice. This proves that global warming is decimating Arctic ice since all of these things could have never been done before.

    sarc off.

  3. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    Why Didn’t John Franklin Just “Radio A Helicopter?”

    Or why didn’t they take a boat that was light enough to pick up and carry over the ice like one other did? But then, they wouldn’t need to do that since the water was so open and easily passable because the rotted ice was all melted away. You know Barber told us.

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