Northwest Passage Voyage Begins Among Icebergs in Greenland

So we’re less than one week away from sailing Into the Northwest Passage with Adventure Canada. Are we excited yet? We’re reversing the voyage I described below, starting among the icebergs of Greenland and wending to Kugluktuk . . . with history all the way! We head north into Smith Sound, and who knows? May…

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Voyagers beat north along the American Route to the Pole

DAY NINE: Grise Fjord Sept. 13 A larger-than-life monument at Grise Fjord, carved out of stone, depicts two Inuit: an adult female and a child. These figures face towards Resolute Bay, where a companion statue of a male Inuk gazes back at this memorial. Together, the two monuments speak to the separation of families that…

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The Nervous Breakdown Interview

Our hero turns up at The Nervous Breakdown, a wonderfully edgy site based in California. Here, besides the self-interview (punch that link) and the travel yarn below, you can find excerpts and more links. Hey, you gotta love it! HISTORY Following in the Wake of Elisha Kent Kane by KEN MCGOOGAN BEECHEY ISLAND 10 March…

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Race to the Polar Sea Wins Honourable Mention

My book Race to the Polar Sea, which is now surfacing in paperback from HarperCollins Canada, has won Honourable Mention in the Keith Matthews Award competition sponsored by the Canadian Nautical Research Society. The annual award recognizes the best book on a maritime topic. The judges described the work, which tells the story of Arctic…

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Polar Sea video draws on latest voyage

So here it is, my first YouTube video. It’s called Polar Sea, which is short for Race to the Polar Sea, and it draws on my latest Arctic voyage with Adventure Canada. We sailed north towards the Pole in the wake of Elisha Kent Kane, but didn’t get as far as he did. We didn’t…

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