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]

10 Comments on "Norway Wants Ship Back 80 Years After Sinking In Canadian Arctic"

  1. Mamagriff50 | Aug 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm |

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

  2. Mamagriff50 | Aug 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm |

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

  3. If my car crashes in your front lawn…

  4. If my car crashes in your front lawn…

  5. Anonymous | Aug 23, 2011 at 12:43 am |

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

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

  7. Anonymous | Aug 23, 2011 at 12:58 am |

    Then its mine.

  8. Mamagriff50 | Aug 23, 2011 at 9:14 am |

    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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