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By Ben Muir 

Northwest Passage sailer describes her 22,000-mile voyage


Jane Maufe

A 73-year-old woman from England who sailed the Northwest Passage was at the Petersburg Library Wednesday evening to present on a novel she wrote during the voyage.

Jane Maufe started the presentation by praising her sailing mate, David Cowper. Cowper, 75, has conducted seven round trips from England - through the Northwest Passage - to Alaska and back, a 22,000 mile voyage. Maufe joined Cowper in 2012 when he invited her on his seventh bout through the Northwest Passage. It was the first considerable amount of time they spent together since meeting in their early 20s.

"I was rather startl...

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