October 25, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 43

Voyage through the Northwest Passage, again

Petersburg will be a winter home for the 46-foot vessel, Polar Bound, while owner, David Cowper awaits the opportunity to take her out again.

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David Cowper

The vessel can be recognized easily by the bright yellow color.

“The color is for easy identification by the icebreakers,” Cowper said. “The boat is so small, if it was a darker color, it wouldn’t be seen.”

Cowper, whose home is near Newcastle, England, has completed six circumnavigations of the Northwest Passage and three of the trips included the Arctic and Antarctica and until this last trip, he has always sailed alone. This time he has t...

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