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

Walsh, Don
November 2010
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2010, Vol. 136 Issue 11, p84
Conference Proceeding
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.


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