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Old 10-02-2016, 17:49   #16
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Re: The Last Voyage of the Sheila Yeates

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Another interesting facet of this well-written piece is the lesson for Atlantic passages on the Northern route to stay at least 100 miles south of Cape Farvel--the southern tip of Greenland due to the limits of the pack ice and the currents that exist in that area. Unfortunately, the Shiela Yates was only 50 miles offshore when she became ice-bound and the result was inevitable. Kudos to the brave fishermen who risked their own lives to save the lives of the crew. Good luck and good sailing.
As far as I remember the Sheila Yeates was not heading for Europe by the northern route but rather Greenland was the destination. Personally I don't see the attraction.
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As far as I remember the Sheila Yeates was not heading for Europe by the northern route but rather Greenland was the destination. Personally I don't see the attraction.
The planned route was from Duluth to Newfoundland, then Iceland by way of Greenland, then Scotland & finally England.
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Here's a great video of the ice conditions that are similar to those that exist off Cap Farvel, Greenland. Good luck and safe sailing.
https://youtu.be/sbHHVH-IoZ8
Absolutely beautiful. I hope to see it in person someday.
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