Northwest Passage Conditions Similar To 1845

The 1845 Franklin expedition through the Northwest Passage ended with everybody dead, after getting trapped by ice at several locations.

NOVA | Arctic Passage | Tracing the Routes (printable) | PBS

The ice at 3, 4, 5 on Franklin’s Route is 1.5 to 2.5 meters thick.  They would have been trapped by the ice again this year.

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Satellite Image

And temperatures are below freezing.


However, the Northwest Passage was open in 1904.

TimesMachine: March 9, 1907 

And by 1958, there was even less ice.

The Changing Face of the Arctic; The Changing Face of the Arctic – The New York Times

Yet the climate lies continue endlessly …..

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