Nordvestpassagen: beretning om Gjøa-ekspeditionen, 1903-07
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Roald Amundsen. Nordvestpassagen: beretning om Gjøa-ekspeditionen, 1903-07. Kristiania, 1907.
Norwegian Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to sail through the Northwest Passage. He took only six companions, and a small fishing boat, the Gjoa, which had both sails and an engine. The voyage took three years, partly because it was a scientific expedition, which spent a year on King William Island, taking magnetic observations near the magnetic pole, and exploring the only remaining uncharted portion of the area, the west coast of McClintock Channel. While wintering near the mouth of the Mackenzie River, Amundsen travelled overland to Eagle City Alaska to send and collect mail. The western Arctic was no longer cut off from civilization.
Amundsen went on to lead the first expedition to reach the South Pole