Arctic scholar and voyager John R. Bockstoce here recounts 10 passages he made into northern latitudes during the 1990s in his sturdy motor-sailor Belvedere. From Svalbard, north of Norway, to Scotland and the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Labardor-as well as a trip through the Northwest Passage with William Simon-Bockstoce and his crews tracked the courses of Norse voyagers, Irish monks, English and Dutch whalers, Inuit hunters, European explorers, and German submariners in this exciting account of human activity and natural phenomena in the frozen North.
"Enchanting and splendid a stage-setter as his introductory description is, I could only hope that his book could spellbind me to this degree throughout. As it turned out, I need't have worried. John Bockstoce draws readers into discovering with him (all over again if necessary) the diversity and enormity of the Arctic, present and past. Arctophiles, sailors and devotees of history connected to personal experience are bound to enjoy Bockstoce's accounts..." Dave Norton, Arctic Editor, The Polar Times
7" x 10", 240 pages, illustrations, notes and index. Hardcover binding