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World’s most dangerous cruise? 1,070-Passenger Ship To Enter Northwest Passage

The 1,070 passenger (plus 655 crew) ship Crystal Serenity.

by Ethan Lou (Reuters) The first commercial cruise ship to sail through Canada’s Northwest Passage was set to depart on Tuesday, part of a growing Arctic tourism industry spurred by rising temperatures and receding ice. 355 more words

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July 16 in history

622 The beginning of the Islamic calendar.

1054 Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of… 873 more words

History

TRIVIA TRAIL: SPOTTED ALONG THE WAY

Question: What was explorer George Vancouver actually looking for when he claimed Puget Sound & the surrounding area for Great Britain on June 4th, 1792? 40 more words

HISTORY HAPPENINGS

Quote of the day, May 30

Roald Amundsen, from The South Pole

“Everything is on a reduced scale here in the Polar regions; we can’t afford to be extravagant.”

International

The Fram Museum, Oslo

I’d heard good things about the Fram Museum so it was one of the museums I definitely wanted to visit. The highlight is of course the Fram itself – which among other voyages lead Roald Amundsen to become the first person to reach the South Pole. 201 more words

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Portrait photograph of Roald Amundsen; ca. 1907

Roald Amundsen led the Antarctic expedition of 1910–12 which was the first to reach the South Pole, on December 14th, 1911.

In 1926, he was the first expedition leader for the air expedition to the North Pole. 33 more words

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