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The search for a Northwest passage

One of Cook's boatsSince Columbus encountered the land barrier of America in 1492, many explorers have ventured into the inhospitable Arctic regions in search of the Northwest Passage, a navigable channel that was believed to connect the North Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. The search is a long chapter of failure, disaster, and tragedy, but also of heroism and endurance, and four frustrating centuries would pass before the goal would finally be achieved.

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The Northwest passage
Early approaches Early approaches
Voyages of delusion Voyages of delusion
The Admiralty takes over The Admiralty takes over
The search for Franklin and the discovery of the Passage The search for Franklin and the discovery of the passage
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The Northwest passage
Early approaches Early approaches
Voyages of delusion Voyages of delusion
The Admiralty takes over The Admiralty takes over
The search for Franklin and the discovery of the Passage The search for Franklin and the discovery of the passage
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