Tag Archives: Roald Amundsen

Lifting Maud from the Mud — Amundsen’s Ship Floats Again

A team of Norwegians have spent the last six summers in Cambridge Bay off the Nunavut territory of northern Canada attempting to raise Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen‘s research ship Maud from where it has been sitting in ice and mud … Continue reading

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Captain Robert Falcon Scott – Heroic Leader or Tragic Bungler?

No one is exactly sure when Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his four of his fellow explorers died on their failed Antarctic expedition.  Today is observed as the centenary of the deaths because March 19, 1912 was the last entry in Scott’s journal. … Continue reading

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Tall Ships Duluth 2010 July 28 – August 3

Tall Ships Duluth 2010 has an impressive line up of ships scheduled for their tall ships festival.  The ships are expected to start arriving in Duluth today.  The Brig Niagara, the Barque Europa, HMS Bounty, the Pride of Baltimore II, the … Continue reading

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The Saga of Robert Falcon Scott – Complex and Controversial

British explorer Robert Falcon Scott was born today in 1868.  He died, along with his four companions, on the way back from the South Pole in 1912.   They had successfully reached the pole, only to learn that they had been beaten … Continue reading

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