The New Northwest Passage
by Dueck, Cameron
In the summer of 2009, Dueck and the crew of the cutter-rigged sloop "Silent Sound" sailed the Northwest Passage in the few short weeks the route is now free of ice. On their voyage from Victoria to Halifax they triumphed over raging storms and mechanical breakdowns and they moved through sea ice that threatened to crush the hull. They also came them face-to-face with modern life in tiny, isolated Inuit communites. It was a unique voyage to the front line of climate change.