Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Northwest Passage

The Northwest Passage

“…discovering a passage near the pole of those countries…” (pg. 2)

During the nineteenth century, explorers were keen to find a way to travel through the Artic Ocean in hopes of finding a faster trade route. Walton, with his crew, are about to set off and join the many other expeditions of sailors who attempted to find a Northwest Passage. These trips were extremely dangerous due to lack of communication, scarcity of food and encroaching ice flows.


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