Northwest Passage

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“the latter part of the third summer was devoted to making the northwest passage. The Gjoa cruised along the shore and through the islands and straits of the coast of America…the Dolphin and Union Strait was clear of ice”

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22 Sep 1906 – THROUGH THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE.

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27 Sep 1911 – ARCTIC EXPEDITION. MADE NORTH- WEST PASSAGE. QUE…

7 Responses to Northwest Passage

  1. Mike Mellor says:

    A List of the Full Transits of the Canadian Northwest Passage 1903 to 2006

    by John MacFarlane (1990 – Revised 1995, 2011 & 2012)

    Any vessel crossing both the entry to the Bering Strait and Davis Strait (or vice versa) is deemed to have made a full transit of the Northwest Passage.

    http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/NWP_Fulltransits.php

  2. gsmullennix says:

    Thinking is seldom done, especially when rhetoric so easily works.

  3. gsmullennix says:

    Thinking is seldom done, especially when rhetoric so easily works. It appears that polar ice ebbs and flows.

  4. Roger W.Yerger says:

    I wonder where the climat change alarmists were during tose years,

  5. Sophie says:

    Mmm, Doctors Without Borders, seems to have some Doctors Without Consideration!

  6. Mike B. says:

    I am new to this site, and not sure I follow the implication re: these postings about the history of the NWP navigations in the 20th and 21st century. Can someone enlighten me? I do however clearly remember the Manhattan tanker crossing in ’69; it was big news down in Houston, TX; there was even an Exxon produced documentary on local TV about the event. But the hazards of such a journey proved higher than the risk of building and operating the above-ground Alaska Pipeline in the 1970’s, and so that’s what was built (the pipe).

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