How we hauled an 18-ton boat in the Canadian Arctic. As you know, Empiricus sits on the hard in Cambridge Bay, awaiting the 2014 exploration of the North. But how did she get there? The book on Arctic logistics is thin at best. In those waters, you just make do with what you have. Personally, […]
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For hundreds of years, men have set their sights on the Northwest Passage. Motivations were primarily trade, beyond the passage. Then as time went on, fur trades were developed in the Arctic as a way to fund further exploration and or at least justify a presence here. When Roald Amundsen made the passage a reality, […]
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When I decided to end the 2013 season in Cambridge bay, I was set on the decision as the wisest option. However, this left me somewhat unsettled inside. I desired some satisfaction at the end of this journey and quite honestly, some purpose. The claws of life on land, hooked each one of us in […]
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We left Tuktoyuktuk in heavy East weather. The tempuratures dropped rapidly and it was hard work making ground to windward. we spent about 12 hours at Cape Bathurst, before catching favorable winds East. Then sail we did, all the way to Johansen Bay. Now in the peppered Islands of Coronation Gulf, a heavy Gale from […]
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