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Cold Waters


Vessels | Victoria, British Columbia to Alaska | Aleutian Islands, Alaska | Little Diomede Island, Alaska | The Yukon, Canada | Sachs Harbor/Ikaahuk, Northwest Territories | Holman/Uluqsaqtuuq, Victoria Island | Coppermine / Kugluktuk, Nunavut | Cambridge Bay/ Ikaluktutiak, Nunavut | Gjoa Haven/ Ursuqtuuq | Spence Bay/Taloyoak, Northwest Territories | Arctic Circle Crossing Initiation | Excursion onto the Ice | Laurier 2000 Photo Album | Saint Lawrence Island Polynya Project 2001 | SLIPP 2001 Photo Album | The Arctic Rose Tragedy
Sachs Harbor/Ikaahuk, Northwest Territories

Located on Banks Island, Ikaahuk means "where you go across to". It was given its non-traditional name in honor of the ship 'Mary Sachs' which served as part of the 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition.



The Sachs Harbour graveyard at the top of a steep hill. The shadow of the CCG Sir Wilfrid Laurier in the background. We were careful to respect the gravesites at a distance. (Photo by A. Balsom)


A pile of musk oxen skulls on the beach as we arrived, from previously hunted and butchered remains. (Photo by A. Balsom)