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Captain's log: Clear sailing

Continuing great conditions make for busy days
  • Sep 02, 2014
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Captain Noon helms the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Sir Wilfird Laurier, seen here in mid August 2014 near Cambridge Bay. Expand Image
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September 3, 2014, 21:30 Mountain Standard Time
This good weather, with its light winds, warm temperatures, clear skies and smooth seas, held all day in the southern search area. All of our assets were back out on the water and on the land until the early evening working to finish up what they could in this area. Tonight, the Laurier will steam back toward Alexandra Strait, and then we’ll set our sights north tomorrow. The One Ocean Voyager has already made its way to the northern search area and is now actively scouting near the point of abandonment where they hope to launch the Defense Research and Development Canada’s Arctic Explorer. They’ll start surveying for the lost Franklin vessels as soon as they can find enough open water.

Just imagine what the men aboard those Royal Navy ships must have felt as they waited two years for open water before making the final decision to trek southward over land. It simply boggles the mind to think of the level of hardship they endured.

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