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Northwest passage voyagers complete journey back to UK

Two arctic voyagers are back in England this winter after completing another journey onboard the vessel Polar Bound through the Northwest Passage last summer. David Scott Cowper and Jane Maufe left Petersburg’s North Harbor in July attempting to navigate a northern route of the ice-choked waterway.

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The two, in their 46-foot motor vessel, were not able to follow the route they had hoped because of the ice conditions but did make it through a more southern portion of the passage. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Maufe by phone about the journey.

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The motor vessel Polar Bound is scheduled for a major refitting project and Maufe says she hopes to accompany Cowper on his future adventures .

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