Passengers on grounded arctic cruise ship to be flown back. Heading further into the northwest passage, the mystery of sir john franklin and his lost expedition is beginning to unravel. The akademik ioffe after running aground on a shoal in the canadian. Northwest passage birthright book 2 kindle edition by partlow, rick. This classic northwest passage voyage will take you on an iconic journey through the remote lands of canadas high arctic region and stunning fjords of the baffin island coastline. Recent surprise news is that the russianowned akademik ioffe and the.
Delgado is the author or editor of thirty three books, including the international bestsellers lost warships. Sought in vain by generations of explorers, the northwest passage is. One ocean expeditions akademik ioffe update late cruise news. Departing from resolute bay in canadas nunavut territory aboard the one ocean expeditions 384foot vessel akademik ioffe, and returning to iqaluit sept. The search for a northwest passage across the arctic ocean claimed many ships and lives. Spend the day exploring the royal canadian geographical society island as we follow in the footsteps of sir franklin and his crew. Kaliningrad akademiks drop passenger trade other cruise news. Northwest passage is an historical novel by kenneth roberts, published in 1937. Navigate through canadas arctic region aboard the akademik ioffe, a modern expedition vessel for 96 passengers. These cabins provide great access to the outer observation decks and shipa s bridge. The next northwest passage voyage with akademik ioffe departs greenland, on august 12 2015 and sails west to cambridge bay. As we cruise through the northwest passage, discover the mystery of sir john franklin and his lost expedition before encountering the vessels which were left abandoned in the ice of victoria strait.
The russianflagged passenger ship akademik ioffe ran aground along canadas arctic northwest passage with 162 people aboard early on. Northwest passage was the second book by roberts i read and this as well as all other works in roberts chronicles of arundel series sold me on the us. Additionally, enjoy fascinating land excursions to a number of locations where encounters with polar bears are frequent. The russianflagged passenger ship akademik ioffe ran aground along canadas arctic northwest passage with 162 people aboard early on friday, august 24th. The ships operator, one ocean expeditions, diverted the ioffe s sister ship, the akademik sergey vavilov to assist in the rescue of passengers and crew.
Northwest passage by kenneth roberts, first edition abebooks. Sarah marshall was a guest of the ultimate travel company uk. This 10day expedition focuses on the history of arctic exploration and early quest for the northwest passage. Presentations, conversations and learning accompanied their exploration of the great outdoors aboard the russianflagged akademik ioffe, designed and built in finland as a scientific research vessel in 1989. Find books like northwest passage from the worlds largest community of readers. Northwest passage cruise wildlife encounter on the. Ioffe was an expert in various areas of solid state. Peel sound is a known habitat of narwhal and beluga. This 96passenger wellequipped research vessel is highly maneuverable and stable. The northwest passage by kenneth roberts also inspired the 1940 film northwest passage starring spencer tracy, robert young, walter brennan, ruth husssey. One ocean expedition have a longterm charter for the trusted exsoviet oceanographic vessel, akademik ioffe r eime by guest contributor, roderick eime, editor of adventure cruise guide for the last howevermany hundred years, the northwest passage has been a largely theoretical shipping route between the atlantic and pacific oceans across. Explores the remote northwest passage and the stunning fjords of the baffin island coastline before crossing to greenland. Henry larsen, departs from vancouver bound for halifax, nova scotia via the northwest passage. Northwest passage voyage on the akademik ioffe accompanied by.
A team of scientists and students, conducting research aboard the rv akademik ioffe, will offer select museums, as well as classrooms and citizen scientists worldwide, an opportunity to explore. Samuel stephens and other new material by roberts, kenneth lewis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. This iconic voyage explores the remote northwest passage and stunning fjords of the baffin island coastline before crossing to greenland and its mindblowing icebergs. Proof of the existence of the passage in the mid1800s only revealed how difficult its transit would be, and it was not until the early 20th cent. Designed as a scientific research vessel in finland, the akademik ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and icestrengthened. Goodreads members who liked northwest passage also liked. Following the paths of the legendary early arctic explorers, we journey through the archipelago of islands and channels of canadas high arctic on our expedition ship. Scientists, students to make first live, interactive.
Classic northwest passage and baffin island by adventure. Exploring the northwest passage in the canadian high arctic the. Prior to the recent discovery of the hms erebus in september 2014, very little was known of how the franklin expedition spent its last months in the frozen arctic. Akademik ioffe was built in rauma, finland in 1988 and was designed for polar research and is now only 1 of 2 scientific vessels still actively participating in marine science. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. With icestrengthened hulls and stabilizers, she is one of the most seaworthy vessels traveling to the polar regions, earning the title of the secondmost traveled vessel to antarctica. About that vessel rescued by icebreakers ice age now. Passenger ship that ran aground in nunavut has been. In addition the canadian coast guard dispatched two icebreakers, the ccgs pierre. The cruise ship was not sailing where it was supposed to be due to ice, according to an account by the journalist and author ed struzik, who was on board. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading northwest passage birthright book 2. Northwest passage is the story of revenge within the framework of the french and indian war, a fantastic account of courage, endurance and heroism. He received the stalin prize 1942, the lenin prize 1960 posthumously, and the hero of socialist labor 1955.
The akademik ioffe, seen here in a promotional photo from one ocean. Northwest passage was one of my favorites as a teen, but i hadnt give it a thought in more than twoscore. The akademik sergey vavilov and the akademik ioffe undertook at least a partial 201819 antarctic season on behalf of oneocean. Akademik ioffe has a reputation for quiet operation, especially important for sighting narwhal, known to disappear at the sound of. Exploring the northwest passage in the canadian high. Arctic cruise ship runs aground in canadas northwest passage. This summer, 41 ubc alumni and friends participated in expeditions to the canadian arctic and the legendary northwest passage. After a welcome from village elders we set sail southeast into queen maud gulf and our attempt at the northwest passage begins. Northwest passage containing the courtmartial of major robert rogers, the courtmartial of lt. The akademik ioffe may not have a signature spa or room service. Providing the worlds best polar marine experiences through personalized service, unique adventure experiences, and expertise in the field. Designed for polar research, the akademik ioffe, also known as the one ocean. Although the focus of this expedition is the northwest passage, we will spend some time watching for wildlife.
Uic students to set off on arctic adventure through northwest passage. It turned out he was an indian aficionado, too, with the french and indian war 17541763 being one of his specialties. The northwest passage is a series of waterways that connects the atlantic and pacific oceans, via the arctic ocean, along the northern coast of north america. Wildlife is a major draw card, as we venture through the home of the polar bear, muskox, caribou and walrus. You will receive a complimentary helly hansen expedition jacket and a reusable aluminum water bottle. Onboard akademik ioffe these very large cabins are located on deck 6, and feature two lower berths, a sofa, writing desk and chair, ample storage and private washroom facilities. Our home for this 12day trip with one ocean expeditions is the russian research vessel akademik ioffe. Northwest passage cruise canadian high arctic akademik. Following in the footsteps of historic arctic explorers, on this first class itinerary you can enjoy. Baffin bay and at various choke points in the northwest passage where the ice pushed in. The island was named by famous norwegian explorer captain roald amundsen who was the first to traverse the northwest passage.
List of books and articles about northwest passage. The ioffe and her sister ship, the akademik vavilov are two of the most stable, advanced. Classic northwest passage and baffin island akademik ioffe. Beautifully illustrated, and paired with the words from the song, this book also includes a timeline of northern exploration, a minibiography of important explorers, and the music and verses for the song northwest passage. Passenger ship that ran aground in nunavut has been refloated. Following the same east to west route norwegian explorer roald amundsen made 38 years earlier, the crew reach halifax on oct. In the melting arctic, a harrowing account from a stranded ship.
A cruise ship runs aground in canadas arctic waters. Akademik ioffe expedition cruises arctic travel centre. We will cut through greenland via one of the worlds longest fjords and witness the passage of hotelsized tabular icebergs. Akademik ioffe arctic ship originally built for polar research, this highly capable workhorse is now the ideal basecamp for those travellers looking for a real arctic adventure. With extensive upgrades and expansions, the akademik ioffe is safe and icestrengthened, and is now a. Completing the northwest passage, a shortcut between the pacific and. Cruise the northwest passage in canadas high arctic the. Told through the eyes of primary character langdon towne, much of the novel follows the exploits and character of robert rogers, the leader of rogers rangers, who were a colonial force fighting with the british during the french and indian war structurally, northwest passage is divided into halves. It remains unclear if ice played a role in the grounding of the ioffe akademik on aug.
Set in mid 18th century north america during the french and indian war, major robert rogers and his men are in search of the northwest passage. Creating options for our guests to choose how their adventure unfolds is paramount in delivering our onboard program. Akademik ioffe designed as a scientific research vessel in finland, the akademik ioffe is modern, comfortable, safe and icestrengthened. 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. The akademik ioffe, seen here in a promotional photo from one ocean expeditions, was refloated saturday after it ran aground near kugaaruk, nunavut, on friday morning. Discover the northwest passage with this illustrated book inspired by the song northwest passage by canadian folk musician stan rogers. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Carrying 96 passengers on antarctica and arctic expeditions, the akademik ioffe offers facilities of high caliber, including a theatre style presentation room, fitness room, massage room, hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool. The northwest passage, arctic ocean 11th 26th august 2017.104 862 1243 306 497 303 427 1242 892 457 1250 1384 302 753 440 1138 700 327 1568 388 799 892 266 1538 169 1103 283 899 1460 1077 353 250 279 936 891 159