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  CBC News In Depth: Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage — a water route through the islands of northern Canada connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans — was a treasure explorers sought for centuries.
And the issue of whether the Northwest Passage is an internal waterway, and therefore Canada's, or an international waterway open to all remains murky.
Michael Byers said the Northwest Passage would be clear of ice during the summer months in 25 years, and he urged the government to take action.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/northwest-passage   (2365 words)

 Kayaking Sea Kayaking Kayaking Tour Kayaking Trip Kayaking Instruction Kayaking Instructions
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  Arctic and The Eskimos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dogteams and icebergs in the Northwest Passage, Canada.
Since the 16th century, explorers searched for the Northwest Passage to India, the Canadian Arctic lands began to be discovered by these European explorers.
The Bering Strait is a relatively shallow passage of about 30 to 50 meters, in depth.
www.geographicguide.com /arctic.htm   (796 words)

  Northwest Passage
The ice-bound, treacherous Northwest Passage was not crossed until the early 20th century (Corel Professional Photos).
The Northwest Passage was finally traversed 1903-06 by Norwegian adventurer Roald AMUNDSEN in his tiny ship, Gjoa.
The Northwest Passage again was the focus of national attention in the mid-to late 1980s when, as a result of the American Polar Sea traversing it, the question of ARCTIC SOVEREIGNTY arose.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0005816   (728 words)

  Northwest Passage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northwest Passage is a route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Arctic archipelago of Canada.
The earliest available history with the Northwest Passage lies with the Inuit, their ancestors and the Vikings [1] prior to the Little Ice Age.
The Northwest Passage was not conquered by sea until 1906, when the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who had sailed just in time to escape creditors seeking to stop the expedition, completed a three-year voyage in the converted 47-ton herring boat Gjøa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northwest_Passage   (1671 words)

 Northwest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Northwest is the ordinal direction halfway between West and North on a compass.
Northwest Passage, a sea route traversing Canada's Arctic archipelago.
Northwest Passage (disambiguation) also points to less common usages of the same term.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Northwest   (181 words)

 Northwest Passage. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Northwest Passage, however, remained the most important goal, and the search for the passage continued even though at that time such a route had no commercial value.
Proof of the existence of the passage in the mid-1800s only revealed how difficult its transit would be, and it was not until the early 20th cent.
Interest in the Northwest Passage slackened until the 1960s, when oil was discovered in N Alaska and there was a desire for a short water route to transport oil to the east coast of the United States.
www.bartleby.com /65/nw/NWPass.html   (704 words)

 Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage is a famous sea route linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, thereby providing an alternate shipping route from Europe to Asia.
It was the second ship to make the passage, and the first to travel the passage from west to east.
The expedition was put together by Sir Allen Young in the hope that the yacht would be able to break through the ice-bound Northwest Passage in one season and maybe uncover further details of the fate of Sir John Franklin.
www.athropolis.com /links/nwpass.htm   (522 words)

 Welcome to Nunavut Parks: On The Land: Kitikmeot: Northwest Passage Territorial Park   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northwest Passage Territorial Historic Park is not a park in the conventional sense.
Yet the successful navigation of the Northwest Passage occurred not only because of the contributions of these earlier expeditions, but because of the knowledge of the Inuit inhabitants of the North.
At the Northwest Passage Historic Park, in Gjoa Haven on King William Island, visitors can "journey" on a historical route to learn about the land that was home to Amundsen and his six crewmen from 1903 until 1906.
www.nunavutparks.com /on_the_land/northwest_passage_park.cfm   (454 words)

 Northwest Passage Summary
It has been said that the Northwest Passage was not found until the idea of reaching gold and spices in the Orient was replaced by the passion for discovery for its own sake.
The Northwest Passage is a route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Arctic archipelago of Canada.
The Northwest Passage was not conquered by sea until 1906, when the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who had sailed just in time to escape creditors seeking to stop the expedition, completed a three-year voyage in the converted 47-ton herring boat Gjøa.
www.bookrags.com /Northwest_Passage   (5075 words)

 Northwest Passage on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northwest Passage; Lewis and Clark didn't have a minibar on their voyage, but a Columbia River cru...
NORTHWEST PASSAGE [Northwest Passage] water routes through the Arctic Archipelago, N Canada, and along the northern coast of Alaska between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Northwest passage: Washington and Oregon chefs lead way to simply magnificent regional fare.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/NW1P1ass.asp   (911 words)

 The Dispute over the Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage is a strategic route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through a myriad of northern Canadian islands.
Unfortunately for international merchants, the Northwest Passage was not traditionally a commercially viable trading route due to shallow waterways and, in particular, ice blockades.
The dispute concerning the Northwest Passage is both a regional and international issue with the possibility of rapidly becoming a crisis.
www.american.edu /ted/ice/northwest-passage.htm   (2757 words)

 Northwest Passage articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northwest Passage NORTHWEST PASSAGE [Northwest Passage] water routes through the Arctic Archipelago, N Canada, and along the northern coast of Alaska between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Northeast Passage NORTHEAST PASSAGE [Northeast Passage] water route along the northern coast of Europe and Asia, between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
The Northwest Territories lie W of Nunavut, N of lat.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/09378.html   (520 words)

 Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage is in no way affiliated with any single department at Western Oregon University, and is entirely funded with student fees.
The content of the Northwest Passage does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Western Oregon University, its Media Board, administration, staff, faculty, or student body.
The sole criterion for acceptance of material for publication in Northwest Passage is that of excellence.
www.wou.edu /student/northwestpassage   (103 words)

 Northwest Passage: The Great Colombia River, by William Dietrich
The mesa is the kind of attention-getting monolith that almost demands to be climbed to its hurricane deck, but instead of a boat stair there is a steep, crumbling trail up a draw in the volcanic cliffs to the eight-hundred-foot-high plateau on top.
As the drought worsened, Pacific Northwest streams that supplied hydropower to the cities west of the Cascades ran so low that the city of Tacoma had to borrow power from the aircraft carrier Lexington, rekindling interest in tapping the mighty Columbia.
The Plateau was at the boundary of arable land and waste, and accordingly is bisected by the longest creek in America.
www.williamdietrich.com /northwestpassageexcerpt.htm   (7976 words)

 Northwest Passage: Voyages of delusion, a historical account
However, the idea that there was a passage did not vanish, and throughout the 18th century there were a number of "voyages of delusion" (so described by Glyn Williams in his Voyages of delusion: the Northwest Passage in the Age of Reason, 2002 – BL: YC.2002.a.7400) in search of one.
The instigator of both of these expeditions was the indefatigable Irish MP Arthur Dobbs who was one of the main publicists for the Northwest Passage.
His glimpse from the Coppermine of a possible ice-free sea would revive hopes for a passage, and four years after his return a new attempt would be made by way of the Pacific.
www.bl.uk /onlinegallery/features/northwpass/delusions.html   (604 words)

 Northwest Passage redux - Special Report - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It's also rapidly making the Northwest Passage -- the passable sea route sought by Henry Hudson and other explorers of the 16th and 17th centuries -- fully navigable in the summer.
If the passage's deep waters become completely ice-free in summer months, they would be particularly enticing for massive supertankers that are forced to plow around the tip of South America because they are too big to pass through the Panama Canal.
The search for the Northwest Passage became an obsession for European explorers once it became clear that the vast continents of North and South America stood between Europe and the Orient.
www.washingtontimes.com /specialreport/20050612-123835-3711r.htm   (518 words)

 USATODAY.com - As ice melts, debate over Northwest Passage heats   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TORONTO — Melting ice is opening up the Northwest Passage and reviving a dispute between the United States and Canada over who controls the potentially lucrative shipping route.
Generations of explorers dreamed of the Northwest Passage, a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
For Canada, the Northwest Passage is a symbol of national sovereignty, which Canadians guard fiercely.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-04-03-nwpassage-debate_x.htm   (969 words)

 CNN.com - Will ice melt open fabled Northwest Passage? - August 29, 2002
The Northwest Passage, the legendary shipping shortcut from the Atlantic to the Pacific, could be ice-free in as few as 10 years, many predict.
An ice-free Northwest Passage would let ships traveling between Europe and Asia shave more than 4,000 miles off the route through the Panama Canal and would allow ships to avoid the occasional delays and the passage fees of the canal.
Shipping experts caution the passage probably would be safe for shipping traffic only in the summer, and ships using the Arctic route would need substantial investment in reinforced hulls to survive ice collisions or entrapment.
archives.cnn.com /2002/TECH/science/08/29/northwest.passage   (414 words)

 Capital Homes | Northwest Passage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Northwest Passage is a brand new community of beautiful, single-family residences, surrounded by undeveloped woodlands with spectacular views of the rolling Osage hills.
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There are several floor plans to choose from, with 3 to 5 bedrooms, in various square footage sizes to accommodate the individual tastes and needs of each homeowner.
www.capitalhomes.com /docs/northwest_index.asp?category=communities   (112 words)

 Northwest Passage, Canada
The Northwest Passage is the waterway on about 73° of latitude north along the north coast of the American continent, passing from the Atlantic through the Canadian Arctic archipelago and the Beaufort Sea and the Bering Straits to the Pacific Ocean.
McClure was the first, in 1850 to 1853, to be able to trace the passage on foot, coming over the iced up straits from the west, but the first person to manage finally to navigate the Northwest Passage from east to west was actually Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian polar explorer in 1900-03.
The Northwest Passage has gained in importance of late with the discovery of oil in the Arctic off Alaska and Canada.
www.planetware.com /canada/northwest-passage-cdn-nt-nwp.htm   (427 words)

 NOVA | Arctic Passage | Future of the Passage | PBS
In recent years, in the wake of scientific reports of rapid melting in the Arctic, some have taken to declaring that the fabled Northwest Passage, sought for centuries by mariners and merchants, will soon be open for shipping, shaving thousands of miles off trips that would otherwise have gone through the Panama Canal.
One is the Northeast Passage, the one that hugs the northern coastline of Eurasia.
While ice along the Northwest Passage isn't likely to melt enough for shipping anytime soon, it is melting enough to seriously impact Arctic wildlife, including polar bears, which rely on sea ice as a platform for hunting.
www.pbs.org /search/redir/http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/arctic/passage.html   (1358 words)

 Of Maps and Men: In Pursuit of a Northwest Passage: Exhibition   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Their story—what historians have cumulatively described as a “quest for a northwest passage”—makes one of the best studies of human exploration of this planet, full of the characteristics that mark all great stories: rich characters, drama and suspense, a harsh but compelling setting, tragedies and triumphs, and a mysterious yet satisfying conclusion and resolution.
Toward the end of the last century, a third “phase” or era began in Northwest Passage history, that of the adventure seekers.
Like climbing Mt. Everest and solo-circumnavigating the globe, transiting the Northwest Passage had become, and remains today, a formidable goal for those wishing to personally challenge the natural elements—by kayak, by catamaran, as a single woman, in a single season—the variations on the theme seem endless.
libweb5.princeton.edu /visual_materials/maps/websites/northwest-passage/titlepage.htm   (342 words)

 Northwest Passage Historic Park Amundsen Gjoa Franklin Expedition Canadian Arctic Northwest Passage John Franklin ...
The Northwest Passage Park is an interpretive centre and walking trail that takes you to many locations important in the discovery of the Northwest Passage.
The Northwest Passage is a route that was to open up trade and travel to the Orient from the Old World.
Arctic adventurer Roald Amundsen was the first European explorer to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage in his boat the Gjoa.
www.gjoahaven.com /northwest-passage-historical-park.htm   (273 words)

 The Fabled Northwest Passage - The New Continent - 16th Century - Pathfinders and Passageways
This left explorers searching for a northern passage around North America  --  the only other possibility was a sea route around the southern tip of the New World, and this would remain Spain's jealously guarded secret for several decades after being discovered by Magellan in 1520.
The first significant expeditions were those of Martin Frobisher and John Davis in the 1570s and 1580s; then came renewed efforts in the 1610s and 1620s, including the ill-fated voyage of Henry Hudson as well as expeditions by Thomas Button, William Gibbons, Robert Bylot and William Baffin.
By the time the search to find the elusive Passage was revived with renewed vigour in the nineteenth century, the effort was driven more by scientific curiosity than by commercial ambition.
www.collectionscanada.ca /explorers/h24-1302-e.html   (526 words)

 Northwest Passage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Theorists had suggested the plummeting temperatures could be northwest passage related to the opening of.
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 Worldandnation: Warming may open Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage, a promising but eternally impassable seaway that has tempted and enticed explorers and fortune seekers for centuries, is cracking open as the world grows warmer.
The Northwest Passage winds through the islands of Canada's Arctic archipelago and along the northern coast of Alaska, linking the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
The Northwest Passage would cut this to about 8,000 nautical miles, and would be especially attractive for ship owners who worry about instability in Panama, which recently took over control of the canal from the United States.
www.sptimes.com /2002/12/02/Worldandnation/Warming_may_open_Nort.shtml   (1194 words)

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