In Search of the Northwest Passage

In the first half of the 19th century, Napoleonic War veteran and British Second Secretary to the Admiralty, Sir John Barrow, envisioned what Britain’s sailors should do after the war: explore the unknown regions of the world, namely the Arctic. Foremost among these explorations was finding the Northwest Passage, an as-yet only speculated route through the Arctic Ocean into the Pacific.

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