News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : Book Review: The New Northwest Passage
Book Review: The New Northwest Passage

'A story of adventure sailing and the effects of climate change'    .

In the summer of 2009 Cameron Dueck and the rest of the crew of the 40ft cutter-rigged fibreglass sailing boat Silent Sound completed a journey made by fewer people than have climbed Everest; they sailed through the infamous Northwest Passage. These waters are normally locked in ice, but due to climate change it is now possible to sail here for a few short weeks each summer.

The New North West Passage -  .. .  
Sail-World followed the voyage of Silent Sound through the famous/infamous Passage with many articles during their long voyage.

Their voyage from Victoria to Halifax carried them through raging storms and mechanical breakdowns and took them into sea ice that threatened to crush their hull. But more importantly it brought them face to face with modern Arctic life in tiny, isolated Inuit communities where the challenge of climate change is added to the already crushing load of social and eco­nomic woes.

Each person they met along the way added their story to the colourful tale of life in the Arctic; a unique place where the cli­mate change experience is affected by the critical and ongoing debates over sovereignty, resources and cultural assimilation.

The New Northwest Passage, published by Great Plains Publications, tells this story. Dueck describes climate change, political and economic challenges faced by Inuit communities, while putting the entire story in the historical context of Arctic exploration.

This book will capture the imagination not only of all cruising sailors, but also of any armchair adventure, combining a route of historical importance with a personal storytelling style that offers a glimpse of the determination and inspiration needed to tackle such feat.

Their goal was to sail the passage unassisted and learn more about how the Inuit are coping with climate change.

Each hunter, teenager, community leader and scientist Cameron met long the way added their story to the colourful tale of life in the Arctic – all told in the context of climate change.

Silent Sound and crew -  .. .  
In each port Cameron met someone who dashed his romantic notions of Inuit life and instead showed him that while they live in a very unique place, they don’t live in a different time.

The Inuit share many of the fads, concerns and conveniences of southern urban life – making their interaction with climate change all the more relative for readers. Using his voyage as the narrative tool, Cameron tells the story of modern Arctic life and how debates over sovereignty, mineral resources and cultural assimilation are all part of the climate change experience for the Inuit.

Just published this year, the book, if not available in your local book store or favourite online facility, is available by clicking here.


by Nancy Knudsen

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96165

11:55 PM Mon 16 Apr 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Adventure Sailing

Related News Stories:

18 Apr 2012  Solar-powered yacht's circumnavigation - in the home stretch
16 Apr 2012  Matt Rutherford around the Americas solo - almost home
14 Apr 2012  Southernmost sailing voyages - who really has the record?
07 Apr 2012  Amundsen's North West Passage - not just a difficult sail
02 Apr 2012  'Wild Viking' Jarle Andhøy detained by Chilean Navy
01 Apr 2012  And the most southerly-sailing boat ever is...
31 Mar 2012  Oldest female solo circumnavigator to arrive Hobart after 55 days
26 Mar 2012  Sailing the Pacific to save the Dolphins
24 Mar 2012  Ukrainian yacht crew in Antarctic record - and more to come
04 Mar 2012  Oldest female solo circumnavigator off to the Southern Ocean again
MORE STORIES ...






Cruising USA

Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys by Greg Nicoll with John Armstrong,


World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin by World Cruising Club,






Where in the world are our strongest corals? by Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab,








Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,


From Penguins to Polar Bears by Cherie Winner,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,




NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel by National Coastwatch,


Positive news for cruising boats in Greece by The Cruising Association,




















Risks to penguin populations continues by British Antarctic Survey,




Follow these tips when anchoring by Alex and Daria Blackwell,


Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady by Greg Nicoll, Andy Adams and John Armstrong,




If all else fails read the instructions!! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,




Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia and Phuket Yacht Show,




Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott
Cruising lessons from ocean racers
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas
Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure
Blue Planet Odyssey - Jimmy Cornell playing catch up on North West Pa
World ARC 2014 reaches Australia
Venezuelan Port Control lift recent port restrictions.
Seismic survey ship operating north of Aruba and Curacao
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart
Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water
World ARC reaches half-way point in Australia
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2) *Feature
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, more photos *Feature   
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - New location and attractions   
Long Island waters could become more taxing this summer   
4.8 million Legos all at sea   
Tranquil, colourful and funky, Genoa Bay is a must stop for West Coast *Feature   
Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows   
Sail-World 2.0 - the Beta version- Please take a look   
Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases   
World ARC heading out of the Pacific   
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt   
Desolation Sound added to Salish Sea Pilot free cruising guides   
Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors   
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature   
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!   
Sail-World Cruising Founding Editor Nancy Knudsen says farewell   
Book review: Weather - you like it or not   
Vaavud launches generation 2 wind meter   
The drama begins - North West Passage sailors rescued from ice   
Entering an unfamiliar bay - decision time   
Baby Nemos finding their way home   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT