By Gerard Kenney
Over the 500 or so years that guy hunted for an elusive sea passage from Europe to Asia in the course of the North American land mass, dozens of ships have been misplaced and 1000's of mariners died. ultimately, a sea path stretching throughout the waters of the archipelago and alongside Canada’s mainland Arctic coast was once pieced jointly. yet may ships navigate the Northwest Passage to the level that it can be used as a world delivery direction? seagoing captains and their ships – a Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, and a Canadian of Norwegian delivery, Henry Asbjorn Larsen – spoke back that question within the first 1/2 the twentieth century.
The first a part of this e-book recounts their profitable efforts. the second one half addresses the numerous unsettling environmental and sovereignty concerns about the way forward for the Northwest Passage during this time of melting ice caps, glaciers and sea ice within the Arctic.
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