Northabout: Sailing the North East and North West Passages
Eight Irishmen and their 47-foot boat Northabout left Westport in June 2001 to sail the Northwest Passage. The crew endured hazards of ever-moving ice and navigation through narrow channels of open water. They photographed the harsh beautiful landscape and superb wildlife. They completed the voyage in a record 13 weeks.
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Knud was the son of the local pastor and an Inuit woman. He learned the Inuit
language from his mother, learning Danish later at school. From an early age he
could handle a dog sled and rifle and learned to survive like the local hunters.
A local Inuit man told me of their opposition to the American occupation of the
Thule area, which they know as Pitugfiup or Pituffik. After Hitler's army overran
Denmark in 1940, the Danish government handed over the security of Greenland
Above: Inukshuk (singular), meaning 'likeness of a person' in Inuktitut (the Inuit
language), is a stone figure made by the Inuit. The plural is inuksuit. The Inuit
make inuksuit in different forms and for different purposes: to show directions to ...
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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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