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N is for Nanwalek

My 2017 A to Z Challenge theme is “The History of Kanata”, the parallel world that is the setting for “Eagle Passage”, my alternative history novel that all began when I wondered, “What would have happened if Leif Eriksson had settled Vinland permanently in 1000 AD? 461 more words



March 7th in history:

On March 7th, 1912, explorer Roald Amundsen publicly announced that he had reached the South Pole nearly three months earlier. Amundsen had to wait until arriving in Australia before announcing his feat, because there were no telephone poles at the South Pole. 108 more words

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Why travel to Antarctica?

Why travel to Antarctica?

Antarctica is not only far away from everything, it is quite inhospitable as well. And still, people dream about visiting the continent covered by a thick ice shield. 290 more words


Gjøa, ishud/ice sheathing

Utenfor blåser det kald nordavind. Blant materialstablene og fykende snø finner jeg Arild og Peter der de er i gang med å skjære ut og høvle til ishud. 1,660 more words


New feature: From the Arctic archives

Newspaper headlines tend to recycle certain contemporary tropes about the Arctic. Climate change is accelerating, the race for resources is heating up, and “the Russians are coming!” are some of the most common threads. 897 more words


Today in history 1/17/2017


Today in history, The Treaty of Lyon ends a short war between France and Savoy in 1601.

Today in history, Captain James Cook (see picture below) becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle in 1703. 61 more words

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Diver makes yesterday relevant today

Rob Rondeau sees with sound.

He is a marine archeologist and professional diver in Vancouver who is deep into sonar. He studies underwater landscape. He looks for shipwrecks. 1,454 more words