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Spending the winter on the "Dagmar Aaen" in Cambridge Bay

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  • George [s] Lessard
    DISPATCHES FROM CAMBAY PROVE POPULAR A German journalist is giving his readers back home a glimpse of life in Cambridge Bay. FULL STORY
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 26, 2004
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      DISPATCHES FROM CAMBAY PROVE POPULAR
      A German journalist is giving his readers back home a glimpse of
      life in Cambridge Bay.
      FULL STORY
      http://north.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/
      View?filename=jan26germjourn01262004

      Related story from the ship's website http://www.arved-fuchs.de
      Spending the winter on the "Dagmar Aaen" in Cambridge Bay

      After Arved Fuchs and his crew managed to escape the ice in the
      Northwest Passage, the "Dagmar Aaen" was sailed back to Cambridge Bay,
      in order to spend the winter in a protected harbour. The photographer
      Torsten Heller, Tillmann Schulze and Martin Friederichs remained on
      board until the waters around the ship had finally frozen. They waited
      as well, in order to hand over the ship to those member of the crew,
      who will spending the winter on board. After Tillmann and Martin left
      Cambridge Bay, Torsten after all stay alone on the vessel. There he
      keeps in touch with the inhabitants, therefore the people of Cambridge
      Bay after his departure will throw a glance on the "Dagmar Aaen".
      First of all Doug Stern and Peter Semotiuk payed attention to the
      "Dagmar Aaen" and looked out for the vessel, so that the ship keeped
      undamaged after numerous blizzards in Cambridge Bay.
      It became colder and colder day for day in the Canadic Arctic -
      the actual temperature on Thursday the 20th of November 2003 was a
      low temperature of -14°C with light snowfall. For the next days there
      is announce a drop of the temperature of -24°C.
      Rainer Herzberg will take a flight on Sunday the 24th of
      November from Frankfurt via Edmonton to Cambridge Bay and there he is
      going to inherit the part of the overwinterer on board of the "Dagmar
      Aaen". The pilot and pilot instructor will spend the whole winter on
      the vessel and will wait for Arved Fuchs and his team.
      The expedition will be continued next year, in the months of
      August and September, when the sea through the legendary Northwest
      Passage becomes more and more navigable. Then arved Fuchs and his team
      will continue the route from Cambridge Bay. Till then a long time will
      pass in the Arctic regions, the "Dagmar Aaen" will be frozen waters and
      those spending the winter on board will report on their experiences.
      Just as was the case during the expedition, any actual reports can
      be read in the logbook.

      The town of Cambridge Bay lies on the south coast of Victoria
      Island and is the largest community in the Kitikmeot Region. The town
      is called "Ikaluktutiak" in the language of the inhabitants and
      translated means "a good place to fish".
      While waiting for the arrival those spending the winter on board,
      Torsten Heller caught some impressions of the beginnings of the Arctic
      winter.

      http://www.arved-fuchs.de/rof/frame_rof_start_e.html

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