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Author Kenney, Gerard I., 1931-

Title Dangerous passage : issues in the Arctic / Gerard Kenney
Published Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 211 pages : .) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Summary Over the five hundred or so years that man searched for an elusive sea passage from Europe to Asia through the North American land mass, dozens of ships were lost and hundreds of mariners died. Eventually, a sea route stretching through the waters of the archipelago and along Canada's mainland Arctic coast was pieced together. But could ships navigate the Northwest Passage to the extent that it could be used as an international shipping route? Two seagoing captains and their ships -- a Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, and a Canadian of Norwegian birth, Henry Asbjorn Larsen -- answered that question
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-202) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928 -- Travel -- Northwest Passage.
Larsen, Henry A. (Henry Asbjorn), 1899-1964 -- Travel -- Northwest Passage.
Gjøa (Ship)
St. Roch (Schooner)
Environmental policy -- Northwest Passage.
Territory, National -- Canada, Northern.
Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1459711203 (electronic bk.)
1554881404 (electronic bk.)
9781459711204 (electronic bk.)
9781554881406 (electronic bk.)