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Old 11-08-2019, 09:07   #1
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NWP 2019 Revisited

Interesting (at least to me) that when I checked out "MarineTraffic.com" that I see maybe 10 boats trying for the East - West passage but no boats trying the West - East passage. Does anyone know a reason for this or is it just coincidence.

Most are holding in Lancaster Sound for the moment although there may be some movement this morning (Aug. 11, 19) and there are several boats still in Baffin Bay heading west.

I've been following Randall Reeves on his "Figure 8 Voyage" and he has now left Pond Inlet and is entering the passage between Bylot and Baffin Islands.

Does anyone have links to other passage makers on the NWP journey?
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The “clogs” of wind-blown ice pack tend to form in the tighter channels at the eastern end. (That’s where Franklin’s Expedition: HMS Terror and Erebus, got stuck.) Anyone setting out Eastbound now could get stuck in September/October when things start to cool off again. Boats going West will have transited the tight sections in mid-summer, when the ice was out, and should have less trouble further West.
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The “clogs” of wind-blown ice pack tend to form in the tighter channels at the eastern end. (That’s where Franklin’s Expedition: HMS Terror and Erebus, got stuck.) Anyone setting out Eastbound now could get stuck in September/October when things start to cool off again. Boats going West will have transited the tight sections in mid-summer, when the ice was out, and should have less trouble further West.
Excellent explanation - clear & concise.
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Re: NWP 2019 Revisited

On Marine Traffic there is some movement but it's interesting that there is a boat labelled "Tugs and Special Craft" leading a "Passenger Vessel" and a "Pleasure Craft" all in the passage West of Somerset Island. I don't have all the information because I haven't paid for the commercial version of Marine Traffic but I assume the one leading is an ice breaker.

There are two boats, one anchored in the passage west of Bylot Island and the other turned back and is anchored at Crooked Island. One of them is Randal Reeves on Moli and the other is Alioth, but I'm not sure which is which.

Edit: it is Moli that is near the North end of Bylot Island.
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Re: NWP 2019 Revisited

It appears that the first "Pleasure Craft" has made it through the ice bottleneck with 3 more vessels following.

Randall Reeves is still anchored at Bylot Island where he has been for some time now. There is very little news being posted on his web site and facebook page and what is posted is quite delayed.
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It looks like we finally have a late comer on the West to East Passage but it is still in the Chukchi Sea west of Alaska.
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One boat on the East/West passage has made it through to Cambridge Bay, two west of King William Island with about 100 nm to Cambridge, three west of Somerset Island in Peel Sound and one south of the Bellot Strait in Franklin Strait. There are also three more heading west, in Lancaster Sound and two at or just leaving Arctic Bay.

The lone "pleasure vessel" heading West to East is now in the Beaufort Sea, NW of Prudhoe Bay. It seems to be making good time.
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At least 3 boats have made it to Cambridge Bay and the leader has now left, heading west.

Randall Reeves has left an anchorage in False Strait, just north of Bellot Strait. There is quite a lot of ice in that area of Peel Sound so it must be rough going.

The vessel heading towards the passage from the west is now east of Tuktoyaktuk and is heading for the entrance to Amundson Sound.
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