The Frozen Frontier: Polar Bound through the Northwest Passage
by Maufe, Jane
A transit of the Northwest Passage is not a voyage to be undertaken by average sailors in small boats. But David Scott Cowper, the 73-year-old skipper featured in this book, is no ordinary sailor. Cowper has sailed through six of the seven known Northwest Passage routes. This account, written by Cowper’s crew, is about the most northerly (through the McClure Strait). Maufe captures Cowper’s steely determination, resourcefulness, and humility.