Comments for: Belfast business takes travelers to the Arctic

Posted Nov. 08, 2012, at 7:04 p.m.

BELFAST | The converted Dutch fishing trawler weighs 160 tons, but looked tiny next to the looming glacier in the slate-gray northern sea. Karen Miles, one of the two captains of the Wanderbird, recently showed the photograph that was snapped this summer on the boat’s long expedition north toward …

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  • Anonymous

    That sounds like a real adventure…!!!

  • Anonymous

    “A boat is one of the best — and only — ways to get around the remote communities of Canada in places such as Labrador and Newfoundland.”
    “So many of those northern communities don’t have roads,” she said. “We think of Canada as the border towns — but it’s really a vast country, and somewhat sparsely populated.”

    I hear they have a few larger cities hidden away, too :-)
    Is it just me that finds it funny Americans still know so little about that Vast Frozen Land to the North?
    Just FYI, You can drive to Newfoundland (that’s the island bit and it does involve a ferry) and to Labrador. A boat does give unique access to the coast, but there are many thousands of square miles of interior, too.
    Makes an interesting motorcycle trip. Take bug spray. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Labrador_Highway
    Newfoundland is a great place to visit in the summer, but skip the boat and save a fortune.

    • Rocky4

      I agree Steve. I’ve driven the Al-Can 8 times. 4 RT’s between Florida & Fairbanks, AK
      and Portland & Fairbanks, AK and once up the inside passage on the Alaska Marine
      Highway System. I can’t imagine flying to get there  and miss such a great trip.
      Did the Cabot Trail once too, over here on the east side.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_-Vkzj5q2U

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