Technically the ship named St. Rich (RCMP’s patrol ship) was the second ship to cross the Northwest Passage, but in 1942 the St. Roch was the first to cross it, west to east.
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- St. Roch (ship) – Wikipedia
RCMPV St. Roch is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police schooner, the first ship to completely circumnavigate North America, and the second sailing vessel to complete a voyage through the Northwest Passage.
- 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.
- History of the RCMP | Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Born out of a need for a national police force to implement the law in Canada’s newly acquired western territories, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has evolved into a world-renowned organization of more than 28,000 people.
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) – The Canadian Encyclopedia
The RCMP is Canada’s national police force – providing an array of … The police for the North-West Territories were to be a temporary organization. …. Henry Larsen sailed the RCMP vessel St. Roch through the Northwest Passage, the …. British trade commissioner James Cross and the murder of Québec
Northern Canada, Northwest Passage
St. Rich (RCMP’s patrol ship)