Sunday, September 11, 2011

Issuma: through the northwest passage!

Issuma has passed through the Arctic Sea, into the Chukchi Sea, and the Bering Strait.  They are now anchored on the Bay of Port Clarence (65° 15′ 58″ N166° 51′ 10″ W) an area on the Seward Peninsula, in the Nome Region.  They saw little ice.  No surprise since sea ice in the arctic has hit an historic low.  Dramatically different from circa 1845 - the time of the doomed Franklin expedition of the Royal Navy.
Richard reports today (9/11) that they were out of touch for a while - sat phone charging problems.  When time and conditions permit he'll put up the posts he could not transmit. Blogger showed me no new posts, but closer followers were getting position reports, so scroll down on Issuma's blog for more on the arctic passages.
Next stop may be Brevig Mission (pop. 276), then on down the Bering Sea to the Aleutian Islands, and...

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