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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


"Don't go where the path may lead you..."

“…go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There may not be a better quote to describe Norway’s role in the exploration, or conquest, depending on your view, of the Arctic region.   153 more words


South Pole Expedition: facts and secrets

It’s funny, we often speak of the North Pole, more rarely of the South Pole, and never of the West Pole nor of the East Pole. 768 more words


ON THIS DAY: December 14, 2016

December 14th is

Bouillabaisse Day

Monkey Day

Roast Chestnuts Day *

Quantum Theory Day *


MORE! Aphra Behn, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager. click 558 more words


Hurtigruten names new expedition ships

Hurtigruten, the Norwegian coastal and expedition cruise line, said two new ships it is building for 2018 and 2019 will be called the Roald Amundsen and the Fridtjof Nansen. 145 more words

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Hurtigruten Names New Ships

Hurtigruten has named its two new hybrid powered expedition ships.

The first two ships have been named the Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen after the two Norwegian polar explorers.  152 more words