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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
Arctic Circle Crossing Initiation

A day of celebration mixed with fear, because those that have already crossed the Circle are allowed to do unknown horrors to the newbie initiates. All in good fun, though.


Above: Blindfolded victims forced to eat the strangest of concoctions.


A blindfolded and saranwrapped Jackie gets a trim.


The joys of a jello-greased slip and slide in freezing temperatures. The man on the left is supposedly dressed as an Arctic char.


The cold and lowly must kneel to the ocean royalty, and beg forgiveness for trespassing in the Arctic waters.


The seal, walrus, and narwhal decide our fate, which ended up being an excellent picnic and a great deal of rum.