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timf 01-24-2012 08:59 PM

Northwest Passage.

I would love to do the whole of the northwest passage. Please can anyone recommned, ships that require crew or cargo/work boats that it maybe possible to get on?

many thanks

nodders 01-25-2012 10:31 AM

With climate change there is a renewed interest in the NWP. Most boats up there are, I suspect, government research vessels and icebreakers (check Canadian Dep't of Fisheries and Oceans) and some boats that shuttle goods to coastal communities. Keep in mind that the navigational window is only a couple of months. I am aware of 2 people who did it by kayak over 2 years but that is a whole other undertaking! I would suggest browsing websites for the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut for leads to shipping companies and crewing opportunities. Local papers would be good to check out as well.

Pack a parka :)

timf 01-27-2012 12:05 PM


many thanks fo the help.

Il start looking into all of the above


knuterikt 01-27-2012 04:14 PM

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