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Old 09-09-2014, 12:06   #1
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One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

It seems HMS Terror or HMS Erebus has been found off of King William Island. As some here have discussed navigating the Northwest Passage, I thought it might be educational to revisit a story long forgotten by many. I imagine climate change will bring about increased traffic to the arctic and the Northwest Passage in the years to come. Most of it likely in the form of commercial traffic looking for a shortcut, but also for the more adventurous among us looking to cruise some of the hidden gems of our planet.

I spent seven years flying around the arctic. It is one of the most beautiful and barren places on earth. I look forward to one day re-experience the arctic from a little lower and slower.

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Lost Franklin expedition ship found in the Arctic - Politics - CBC News
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Old 09-09-2014, 16:24   #2
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Re: One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

Yes. The white areas at both ends of our world. How amazing.

History of arctic / antarctic explorations makes such a great read. We always get enchanted.

We too hope to be able to visit the white yonder one day.

Thanks for sharing! Most interesting!

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Re: One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

Yeah this is cool news! More from BBC.

The Arctic is stunningly beautiful. If properly done (safety and ecological impact), it could support more tourism, and maybe some chartering...?
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Re: One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

Great post, Mach! Thanks for the information.
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Re: One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

Chartering is already there and big way too. But it takes a special fleet. Benes and Bavas do not apply.

I know people who take charter clients e.g. round Cape Horn too.

Imagine.

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Re: One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

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Chartering is already there and big way too. But it takes a special fleet. Benes and Bavas do not apply.

I know people who take charter clients e.g. round Cape Horn too.

Imagine.

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"A list of 2012 Northwest Passage Vessels:

Balthazar (CAN), 35 ft. steel sloop, center board, Guy Lavoie and Claire Roberge, 4 POB, W4
Belzebub 2, (SWE), 32 ft. fibreglass sloop, SA7BZW, Edvin Buregren, Nicolas Peissel, 3 POB, W1
Best Expedition (ITA), 51 ft. steel cutter, sloop, IZ0VEQ, Giovanni Acquarone, 5 POB, W4
Billy Budd (GBR), 118 ft marconi sloop, Clive Shute-skipper, Cristina Rapisardi-owner, W2+Bellot
Dodo’s Delight (GBR), 33 ft. fiberglass sloop, Bob Shepton, W4+Bellot
M/V FORTRUS (http://trackingfortrus.com/)
Jonathan III (NED), 50 ft. steel, sloop, Mark van de Weg, W4+Bellot
Katharsis 2, (GBR), 72 ft. sloop, oyster 72, Mariusz Koper, 8 POB, W3+Bellot
Marguerite, (FRA) 52 ft. aluminum sloop, FW9479, Janusz Kurbiel, 4 POB, W4
Nordwind (GBR), 85 ft. yawl, wooden, GOKE, Alex Veccia, W4+Bellot
Philos (AUS), 50 ft. steel schooner, VE1GSB, G. Scott Bishop, W5
M/V Polar Bound (GBR), 14.6 m motor boat, VP8DEU, David Cowper, 5th crossing since 1989, 2POB, W1
WORLD RECORD - First ever to cross via McClure Strait since original NW Passage discovered in 1851 by Captain McClure aboard HMS INVESTIGATOR.
Roxane (FRA), 10.65 m sloop Jeanneau. Luc Dupond restarted after wintering at Cambridge Bay, W4
Teleport (AUS), 29 ft. junk sail, Chris Bray, Jess Taunton restarted after wintering at Cambridge Bay, W4
M/V World - 660' private? cruise ship 500?POB
Lena (FIN), 43 ft. sloop, Mihkail (RUS) – skipper, 3 POB, wintered at Yakutsk in 2011, crossed NEP, heading East
Sol (DEN), 42 ft. Beneteau, sloop, OZ1MAL, Kim Bork Mathiesen, 2 POB, E5
Tokimata (NZL), 43 ft. cutter, ZL1T0K, Peter Garden & Family, 4 POB, E5
Tranquilo (NED), 56 ft. aluminum sloop, center board, Bart, 1 POB, E5
Upchuck (GBR), 50 ft. sloop, Frank Rothwell, 3 POB,
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First a lot of GRP, then notice anything particular about some of the makes barnakiel


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Re: One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

Yep. As posted above. They do.

A proof I was wrong in my opinion.

This easy the passage is today.

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Re: One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

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"A list of 2012 Northwest Passage Vessels:
How many of them completed the passage?
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Well I bet most.

Perhaps Dave knows which if any had any mishaps.

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Re: One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

you better do the passage before the next little ice age begins
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Re: One step closer to solving the Franklin mystery

NunatsiaqOnline 2014-09-08: NEWS: Heavy pack ice in NW Passage ice creates tough conditions this year

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Icebreakers and cruise ships travelling through the Northwest Passage encountered rough sailing conditions this past week: heavy ice closed the Queen Maud Gulf between the northern coast of the mainland and the southeastern corner of Victoria Island in Nunavut.While the rate of ice loss during August in the Arctic Ocean overall in 2014 was near average, the Northwest Passage continued to be clogged with ice and was unlikely to open, the National Snow and Ice Data Centre said in its most recent Arctic ice report."
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