In 1903-05 a crew of six brave men, commanded by Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen, a Norwegian Polar Explorer, at sail on a 47 ton Sloop named Gjoa. They sailed east to west, following the northern Canadian coastline and eventually ending at Herschel Island in the Yukon.
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- Northwest Passage – Wikipedia
The Northwest Passage is a sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
- Roald Amundsen – Wikipedia
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (Norwegian: [‘?u??l ‘?m?ns?n]; 16 July 1872 ñ c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions.
- EncyclopÊdia Britannica: Roald Amundsen – Norwegian explorer
Roald Amundsen, in full Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (born July 16, 1872, Borge, near Oslo, Norwayódied June 18, 1928?, Arctic Ocean), Norwegian explorer who was the first to reach the South Pole, the first to make a ship voyage through the Northwest Passage, and one of the first to cross the Arctic by air. He was one of the greatest figures in the field of polar exploration.
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen
Norwegian Polar Explorer
Northern Canadian Coastline
47 ton Sloop named Gjoa