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The Ice Passage: A True Story of Ambition, Disaster, and Endurance in the Arctic Wilderness

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A thrilling account of suffering and survival, The Ice Passage charts an epic quest from desire to destiny.

It begins as a mission of mercy. Four and a half years after the disappearance of Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin and his two ships, HMS Investigator sets sail in search of them. Instead of rescuing lost comrades, the Investigator’s officers and crew soon find them
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 21st 2010 by Anchor Canada (first published 2009)
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Enikő
Nov 23, 2011 Enikő rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stan Rogers' song The Northwest Passage prompted me to find out more about Franklin and the Northwest Passage. This story seems to be more about a party who set out to find and rescue Franklin and his two ships and crew, but I hope to read about Franklin within its pages also. As of yet, I have only read the prologue...


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Have finished reading the book. Very, very interesting. Well written too. I find that we get a lot of details that I wasn't expecting. (Dialogues recon
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Christopher Jacobs
It was interesting but drawn out
Rich Goldblatt
Feb 01, 2016 Rich Goldblatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read underscoring the determination, courage and hardship by early Arctic sea explorers who navigated new seas without technology. Imagine! Payton makes some good points about dangers to the environment and protecting our wildlife. Payton is the man when it comes to writing about this frozen backdrop His more recent book, The Wind is Not a River, is
as beautifully written as the morning sun reflecting off the volcanic hummocks in upper northwest.
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