Latest: Polar Ship “Maud” stay in Nunavut one more year

Latest: Norway, Nunavut battle for remains of Arctic explorer’s ship 

Fed’s nix export permit  here is a nice picture I have not seen beforeA group of wealthy Norwegian investors wants to take the Maud — a shipwrecked vessel once sailed by Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen — from its resting place in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut back to Norway where they would build a museum around it.

A group of wealthy Norwegian investors wants to take the Maud — a shipwrecked vessel once sailed by Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen — from its resting place in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut back to Norway where they would build a museum around it.

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Vancouver Sun 14 th. March 2012    (first published here on Dec. 17 th. 2011 Oddvin Vedo)

Read more: At least one more year   or may be forever – read more

” Canadians could have shot at buying explorer Roald Amundsen’s ship, Maud”

Read more:Here’s how the hulk of the Maud, once sailed by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, looks today, marooned in the waters off Cambridge Bay.

Riitta and Pekka Kauppila, a Finnish couple who sailed the Northwest Passage this summer. Here they are on the Alaska shoreline, at the start of their journey.

HALIFAX — Canada’s Northwest Passage was an empty and lonely realm this summer — largely free of pack ice and the Arctic wildlife it supports — according to a pair of Finnish sailors who completed a voyage through the fabled waterway last month.

“There’s almost nothing there,” says Riitta Kauppila. “There was ice and snow in places, but mostly the sea was open, and the land was brown, desolate and empty.”

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Riitta and Pekka Kauppila, a Finnish couple who sailed the Northwest Passage this summer. Here they are on the Alaska shoreline, at the start of their journey. Photograph by: Riitta Kauppila , Photo Handout

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The Polar Ship Maud or “Baymaud” as Hudsons Bay Co. called her.

Roald Amundsen had the Maud built in 1917 for his expedition which was to drift over the Arctic Ocean as the Fram had done, but this time further north and maybe over the North Pole. After seven years in the drift ice she was sold to the Hudson’s Bay Company and the wreck lies today in Cambridge Bay (Iqaluktuutiaq), Canada.The Maud was the second vessel specially built in Norway for scientific expeditions into the polar ice.

The PS Maud is destioned to stay in the Artic for a while longer. She was buildt in Norway for Artic ice condition and Roald Amundsen, and used her for polar expeditions. Her is all the interresting facts.

Plans to return the Maud to Norway In November 1990 Asker County bought the Baymaud for $1 from the HBC, which had never given up the ownership. There were great plans to bring the wreck back to Vollen, where it was built, and to restore it to a floating condition. It was calculated to cost 8.8 million NOK to bring it back to Norway, and a further 11.2 million NOK for restoration work. A total sum of 230 million NOK was also named in some reports.

Maud, 1918

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Introduction Roald Amundsen gained Nansen’s approval for the loan of the Fram for his planned drift over the Arctic Ocean in 1910. This time the expedition would hopefully freeze into the ice further north than in 1893 and thereby have a better chance of drifting over or close to the North Pole itself. As is well known, the expedition went to the Antarctic and the South Pole instead, and when the Fram returned to Norway in 1914, she was in too bad a state to be used in the ice again. Amundsen therefore had a new polar ship built, this time at Christian Jensen’s shipyard at Vollen in Asker County. The keel was laid in 1916, and the ship was christened on 7 June 1917 by Amundsen shattering a block of ice against the hull instead of a bottle of champagne, and declaring that: “…already now you shall feel a little of your proper element. You are built for the ice, and you will spend your best time in the ice, and there you shall solve your tasks. With our Queen’s permission I christen you “Maud””.

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Polarskipet MaudPOLAR SHIP “MAUD” Photo: Galleri NOR, Anders Beer Wilse, 7. mars 1918.

Plantegning - polarship Maud
POLAR SHIP MAUD
Built by Christian Jensen, Vollen, Asker, Norway Length o.a. :120 foot – 36.5 m Beam o.a. : 40 foot – 12,3 m Depth: 16 foot – 4,85 m Motor power: 250 HP Bolinder Total Sail Area : 600 sqm Launched:  7th June 1917

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