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NEWS: Nunavut September 30, 2016 - 11:36 am

Photo: High and dry… Amundsen’s Maud prepped for winter

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While Parks Canada divers continue to explore the status of Sir John Franklin's recently discovered Terror shipwreck off the coast of King William Island, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's ship, the Maud, is in dry dock for the winter. The Maud Returns Home team, lead by Jan Wanggaard, managed to float the 99-year-old Maud, off shore of Cambridge Bay, this summer, place her on a pontoon barge and clean her of nearly a century's worth of mud and debris. The vessel will remain on the barge for the winter to dry out before the team attempts to float her around the southern tip of Greenland and across the Atlantic Ocean about 7,000 kms away. (PHOTO BY DENISE LEBLEU)
While Parks Canada divers continue to explore the status of Sir John Franklin's recently discovered Terror shipwreck off the coast of King William Island, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's ship, the Maud, is in dry dock for the winter. The Maud Returns Home team, lead by Jan Wanggaard, managed to float the 99-year-old Maud, off shore of Cambridge Bay, this summer, place her on a pontoon barge and clean her of nearly a century's worth of mud and debris. The vessel will remain on the barge for the winter to dry out before the team attempts to float her around the southern tip of Greenland and across the Atlantic Ocean about 7,000 kms away. (PHOTO BY DENISE LEBLEU)

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