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St. Roch II journey complete

It's been called "the Arctic Grail." For centuries, European explorers were obsessed with the quest for a route around North America to the Orient. Norway's Roald Amundsen finally conquered the Northwest Passage in 1906. But long Arctic winters meant the route couldn't be exploited commercially. Global warming could change all that by melting the ice and making the passage a key shipping route. But as this happens, the controversial question of sovereignty becomes increasingly important. Does the Northwest Passage belong to Canada or the world?

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The St. Roch II is about to dock in Halifax after its long journey to raise funds to fix the original St. Roch.
Medium: Television
Program: Newsworld Live
Broadcast Date: Oct. 10, 2000
Guest(s): Carolyn Dymond
Reporter: Laurie Graham
Duration: 3:44

Last updated: May 3, 2013

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