Henry larsen northwest passage book

The northwest passage is a sea corridor connecting the atlantic and pacific oceans through canadas arctic archipelago. We went through one of the most infamous washington post. Henry larsen is the author of the northwest passage, 19401942 and 1944. The polar medal has a separate bar for the 1944 northwest passage voyage of st roch. He was mate to christian klengenberg in the arctic 1924 in the old maid. Roch by henry a larsen author see all 5 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.

United nations convention on the law of the sea unclos 17. Northwest passage commemorative coffee table book added to exclusively crystal collection, benefitting arctic inuit communities as crystals second arctic transit embarks, travelers can. Roch an excellent one book introduction to the historical quest for the nw passage is farley mowats ordeal by ice. Henry asbjorn larsen september 30, 1899 october 29, 1964 was a canadian arctic. Following the same east to west route norwegian explorer roald amundsen made 38 years earlier, the crew reach halifax on oct.

While the arctic may seem a wasteland to some, to henry larsen it beckoned as a. Vorland, who last year entered an exclusive club of maritime explorers to successfully lead a vessel through the northwest passage, and joined norwegianborn sailors roald amundsen and henry larsen on achieving the professional milestone. In this film he relates anecdotes of his voyages in the tiny schooner, the st. Canadian sovereignty and the environment in the northwest passage are at risk 16. Entering service in 1988, henry larsen is the fourth ship and of an improved design over the rest of the ships in her class. In 1942, following his first epic voyage through the northwest passage, larsen was promoted again to staff sergeant, and later to inspector. Anyone relying on the fact that the northwest passage was navigated in the. A cruise ship exploring the northwest passage in the arctic also ran aground last week when it hit a rock that wasnt on the map. Roch, into halifax harbour, having been the first to sail through the passage from west to east. Henry larsen, not john franklin, is true canadas arctic hero. Roch and its captain henry larsen were the first to travel the northwest passage from west to east and the first to do it in a single season.

In 1609, the merchants of the dutch east india company hired english explorer henry hudson to find the northwest passage from the atlantic to the pacific. From henry hudson in 1611 to the doomed franklin party in 184548, the promise of prestige and discovery not to mention large prizes from the british admiralty drew men to. This is the record of a voyage through the canadian arctic across the northwest passage. The literature is comprised of books and pamphlet histories of. Shortly before his death about three years ago he wrote a book called fifty years below zero. This journey was the second ship crossing of the northwest passage and the first from west to east. The northwest passage, 19401942 and 1944 the famous voyages of the royal canadian mounted police schooner st. The route was nearly the same as roald amundsens 1903 coasthugging. The institute also holds archival collections for roald amundsen who made the first successful complete transit of the passage in 1906. Larsen was born on a small island, herfol, south of fredrikstad in norway. Google books downloader ipad the north west passage 1940 1942 and 1944 the famous voyages of the royal canadian mounted police buy the northwest passage, 19401942 and 1944.

This volume reproduces three important documents offering diverse perspectives on the wartime voyages. Henry larsen, not john franklin, is true canadas arctic. Roch was the first vessel to traverse the northwest passage from west to east 19401942, the first to complete the passage in one season 1944 and the first to circumnavigate north america. The northwest passage 19401942 and 1944 the famous. Northwest passage commemorative coffee table book added to. Henry larsen author of the northwest passage, 19401942. Roch for various voyages including the 1950 voyage that circumnavigated north america. The institute holds many archival collections which deal with the search for a northwest passage during the nineteenth century. Through northwest passage in a month, icefree the new. In 194042 he made the first west to east transit of the northwest passage in the rcmp schooner st. Kindle books kindle unlimited prime reading bestsellers kindle daily deal kindle monthly deals free kindle reading apps buy a kindle content and devices kindle.

Larsen who had now obtained the rank of sergeant was ordered to leave from vancouver with supplies for eighteen months, to visit the northern outposts. Rcm police st roch completes first westtoeast northwest passage route 6 on october 11, 1942 under the command of sgt. Scenes from this video were used in tvos 2014 the polar sea tv series. The captain was henry larsen and the ship was the st.

Roch, by henry larsen, is a mass market paperback, published by commissioner rcmp 1969. Henry larsen, born in norway in 1899, set about building a career path to realize his dream to sail the northwest passage. Find the perfect northwest passage film stock photo. Roch by henry a larsen 1958, english, book edition. Henrylarsencollectiondescription by vanmaritime issuu. Roch through the northwest passage, the first to accomplish the feat from west to east courtesy maritime museum, vancouver. In 1942, after two winters in the ice, staffsergeant henry larsen of the royal canadian mounted police guided his ship, the st. Henry larsen, departs from vancouver bound for halifax, nova scotia via the northwest passage. After three winters in the ice, roald amundsen in 1906 was the first explorer to navigate the northwest passage. Amundsen, the first to bring a ship through the northwest passage, and the leader of the first. Henry larsen frcgs 18991964 vancouver by george kourounis rcgs explorerinresidence perhaps no part of canadas far north has had such a pull on explorers as the northwest passage. Bellot strait, the northwest passage too often, we tend to talk about the. Norwegianborn superintendent henry larsen of the royal canadian mounted police was the first man to navigate the northwest passage in both directions. Inspector henry larsen aboard the rcmp patrol vessel, st roch, nwt, nd, circa 1944 courtesy library and archives canadac70771.

Captain henry larsen and the northwest passage youtube. Shortly thereafter he was assigned as master of the st. The northwest passage is a sea corridor through canadas arctic archipelago and along the northern coast of north america. As a youth, he read the books of his national heroes nansen. In search of the northwest passage amazing stories amazing stories heritage house henry hudson. John m bassett biography of the second man to sail the northwest passage, and the first to conquer the more northerly deepwater route in the rcmp patrol boat st. Roch on her voyage through the northwest passage from west to east in 1942 and from east to west in 1944.

This journey was the second ship crossing of the northwest passage and the first from west to. Larsen immigrated to canada, and became a british subject in 1927 canadian citizen in 1947. The northwest passage, 19401942 and 1944 the famous. Northwest passage now ice free and easier to traverse. Under larsen, called by the inuit hanorie umiarjuag or henry with the big ship, the st. The navigator henry larsen, who made the second and third full. The northwest passage, 19401942 and 1944 by sergeant henry. Henry larsen would remain in command of st roch for the next two decades, during which time he and his dauntless schooner became legends in the north. The adventurous voyage tells the story of the rcmp schooners famous transits through the northwest passages during the second world war. From vancouver to halifax, 194042 the northwest passage, a series of channels which wind their way through the arctic archipelago, has long been the object of attention for arctic explorers. The ship operates in the arctic ocean during summer months. There are numerous used copies online worldwide for just a few dollars.

The navigator henry larsen, who made the second and third full northwest passage transits in the 1940s, made the first successful westtoeast completion northwest passage, using a route that. Larsen by susin nielsen, page 34 now dad and i are both in the living room, watching tv. After graduating from nautical school in oslo and serving in the norwegian navy and merchant navy, he emigrated to canada in 1923, later becoming a naturalized canadian in 1928. Larsen, henry henry asbjorn 18991964 date of first publication.

The canadian government became concerned about asserting its sovereignty over the arctic seas, and decided that one way to do so would be to send a canadian ship through the northwest passage. Henry larsen married mary hargreaves on february 7, 1935 in vancouver, and they had three children, doreen, henry gordon, and beverly. As the anchorage here was dangerous so early in the season we did not linger long, but pushed on in order to round barrow point itself. The famous voyages of the royal canadian mounted police schooner st. The northwest passage, 19401942 and 1944 by sergeant.

Henry hudson was an english navigator and explorer who set out to find either a northeast passage by the north pole to japan and china or a similar northwest passage. End of the northwest passage, 19401942 and 1944, by henry larsen. Roch patrolled the canadian arctic coast, often wintering in the north. Roch and its trips through the northwest passage taken from the accounts from henry larsen, the boats captain see pictures of him and the. Though neither passage was found, his attempts contributed. Roch, into the fabled northwest passage, his boat was frozen in arctic ice. Henry asbjorn larsen september 30, 1899 october 29, 1964 was a canadian arctic explorer. Henry asbjorn larsen was born on 30 september 1899 in fredrikstad, norway. Born in fredikstad, norway, larsen took out canadian citizenship in 1927 and in 1928 he enlisted in the royal canadian mounted police. He said the coast guard ship henry larsen was nearby. The northwest passage is one of canadas most exciting chapters of discovery, history and exploration. The promise of a trade route connecting the atlantic and pacific oceans was an irresistible beacon for nations, which sought proof of a way through, and for. Canadian sovereignty and the environment in the northwest passage are at risk 15. In 1928, he joined the royal canadian mounted police rcmp.

Rising to the rank of sergeant, in 1940 larsen was ordered to attempt to navigate the northwest passage. Seeking the northwest passage in the footsteps of explorers northwest. Rcm police st roch completes first westtoeast northwest. The vessel circumnavigated north america in 1944 making an east to west transit of northwest passage. By dean hadley on october 11, 1942, the rcmp ship st. Back home through the northwest passage, east to west 14. At the age of 15 he went to sea aboard a squarerigger and later served his compulsory two years with the norwegian navy. This was the real northwest passage, i felt, and it had never been navigated, larsen wrote in his book, the big ship. November december 2012 by gerard kenney in memory of albert frenchy chartrand this year, 2012, canadians celebrate the seventieth anniversary of a canadian ship sailing through the northwest passage in the westtoeast direction for the first time ever. The first ship to traverse the northwest passage from west to east 194042, it was the first to make the passage in both directions 1944. Northwest passage commemorative coffee table book added.

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