Northabout: sailing the North East and North West Passages
Eight Irishmen and their 47-foot aluminum boat "Northabout" left Westport Co. Mayo in June 2001 to sail the Northwest Passage. Completing the voyage in a record thirteen weeks, the crew returned home leaving the boat in Alaska to cruise British Columbia in 2002. The call of the wild induced a return to the Arctic in July 2004 to try the more difficult Northeast Passage - a longer, more difficult journey. On October 12, 2005. "Northabout" sailed into Westport having completed the first ever, and more difficult east-to-west, circumnavigation of the Arctic icecap by a small yacht.
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Beautiful book about an adventurous Irish crew that had to traverse the Northwest Passage. Once through, they decided to come back around through the Northeast Passage, thus completing the circle in a part of the world rarely seen by man. They first built their own boat, Northabout, out of aluminium, then sailed it from Ireland to the Arctic because few had ever done it. Well written, richly laid out with brilliant photography. A wonderful addition to every dreamer's and adventurer's permanent collection.
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Brief History of the Search for the North West Passage
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