Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NOT the Grey Goose you are thinking of... ITS MUCH MUCH MORE...its the motor vessel GREY GOOSE challenging the Arctic Northwest Passage in 2011 on a finite mission

Captain to Sail the Northwest Passage in 2011
Douglas Pohl, captain of the 55-foot expedition motor vessel Grey Goose, has announced his intention to sail his vessel this summer through the fabled – and dangerous – arctic waterway known as the Northwest Passage, and is offering up to six “share-the-ride” berths for adventurers able to contribute to the expenses of the voyage.

Captain Pohl plans to leave his current outfitting port of Mobile, Alabama in May 2011, and then sail northwards along the Atlantic coastline of the United States and Canada before crossing over to Greenland .  By late summer he expects to complete an east-to-west traverse of the Northwest Passage, and by the fall reach his new home port of Astoria, Oregon .

Potential crew mates may join Captain Pohl for the entire voyage, or board the Grey Goose for just a leg of the voyage.

The Northwest Passage, coursing along the northern coastline of Canada and Alaska, is widely considered by mariners to be one of the most difficult sea passage in the world.  It has been ice-blocked throughout history, and only with the recent impact of global climate change has the waterway been free of ice long enough in the summer for a successful crossing.  In August 2009, nine small vessels reportedly traversed the Northwest Passage, and the waterway is expected to again be ice-free this year.  Captain Pohl estimates that the Grey Goose will be one of the first hundred vessels in history to sail the Northwest Passage.

“It’s a chance to do something that very few people have ever done,” said Pohl, adding that those who partake of the adventure will stand in an exclusive circle among nautical enthusiasts.

For more information, contact Captain Douglas Pohl at (425) 971-5765, or:

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