Polish Boat Sets Sail for Northwest Passage

Posted: July 1, 2014  |  By: Nick Bowman [Ketchikan Daily News]

KETCHIKAN, AK — Ryszard Wojnowski slid his finger along the perimeter of the polar ice cap, pausing on the village of Dikson on Russia’s north coast.

“In Dikson we stayed two and a half weeks,” Wojnowski said, still pointing to the map. “Here was the most difficult part.”

The Kara Sea, on the edge of the northern cap, catches and holds sea ice, which last year was thickest in the area since 2006.

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