Ocean Watch Sailing the Northwest Passage

Posted: May 21, 2009 in boat, boating, boats, sailboats, sailing, yacht, yachts
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Ocean Watch

Ocean Watch

The Ocean Watch is a unique sailing vessel that will become a floating platform for science research as it circumnavigates the Americas. Ocean Watch was launched on March 31, and will start its voyage north from Seattle on May 31. It will go north, to sail the Northwest Passage this summer, where it is now possible to sail ice-free along the northern coast of Alaska and Canada as the Arctic ice dramatically shrank. Scientists from various agencies fear that global warming is taking its toll on the ice.

Full story: http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_052009WAB-research-ship-SW.20a21676.html

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