Norway Wants Ship Back 80 Years After Sinking In Canadian Arctic

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Via Discovery News:

Eighty years after it sank in the Canadian Arctic, explorer Roald Amundsen’s three-mast ship Maud may once again sail across the Atlantic to become the centerpiece of a new museum in Norway.

Canada, however, must still agree to the repatriation plan hatched by Norwegian investors, amid strong opposition from locals in the Canadian territory of Nunavut who want the ship to stay for tourists to admire from shore.

The wreck now sits at the bottom of Cambridge Bay in Nunavut, but its hulk is partly visible above the frigid waters that preserved it for decades.

“The incredibly strong-built oak ship has been helped by the Arctic cold and clean water to be kept in a reasonably good shape,” said Jan Wanggaard, a Norwegian who recently visited the wreck to sort out technical problems with raising the ship as well as to survey the views from locals and officials.

[Continues at Discovery News]

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  • Mamagriff50

    Finders keepers…Losers weepers.    The ship should stay, not just for tourismbut also it is most likely become a habitat for sea life.

  • Mamagriff50

    Finders keepers…Losers weepers.    The ship should stay, not just for tourismbut also it is most likely become a habitat for sea life.

  • Wilburt

    If my car crashes in your front lawn…

  • Wilburt

    If my car crashes in your front lawn…

    • Redacted

      Then its mine.

    • Mamagriff50

      You can have it back….as long as you take it in a reasonable amount of time, not 80 yrs. later.

  • Anonymous

    As long as Norway pays to dig it up and haul it off, they can have it. Not exactly a “Canadian treasure.”

  • SF2K01

    As long as Norway pays to dig it up and haul it off, they can have it. Not exactly a “Canadian treasure.”

  • Anonymous

    Then its mine.

  • Mamagriff50

    You can have it back….as long as you take it in a reasonable amount of time, not 80 yrs. later.

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