TITLE

Do You Know the Way to Cathay? The Northwest Passage Today

AUTHOR(S)
Walsh, Don
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2010, Vol. 136 Issue 11, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the Northwest Passage, which runs through the Canadian archipelago and above the Arctic Circle and is expected to be a trade route to Europe and Asia. It states that the first shipping passage was made by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in 1906 and reports that in 1969 a test voyage was made by using the U.S. modified tanker SS Manhattan, but was dropped as it was not economically feasible. Canada is reportedly concerned about its sovereignty rights there.
ACCESSION #
55494579

 

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