Download e-book for iPad: Icebreaking Alaska (Images of America) by Capt. Jeffrey D. Hartman USCG (Retired)

By Capt. Jeffrey D. Hartman USCG (Retired)

The Arctic is a spot of serious demanding situations and nice rewards. A century in the past, it was once whale oil; at the present time, it's motor oil. The expanding open water within the hotter months is attracting cruise ships to journey the Arctic. major offshore oil and normal gasoline deposits are of serious curiosity to an oil-dependent financial system. however the heritage of the Arctic is filled with surprises for the unwary and the unprepared, regardless of local peoples having controlled to stay there for millions of years. Oil spills or maritime emergencies can--and do--arise far off from information. mythical Arctic storms are, if whatever, turning into extra excessive and unsafe. All this is often in a space inaccessible by way of roads or by means of sea with the exception of icebreakers nearly all of the yr. it's of maximum curiosity to the USA Coast defend, charged with keeping seafarers, implementing legislation, and facilitating commerce.

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