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Amundsen’s Maud raised to the surface

Poles

After 6 years of work, the Norwegian team has lifted the ship and is preparing it for winter

(CBC News) The Maud was launched on June 7, 1917, and captained by Amundsen during his 1918-20 expedition into the Northeast Passage above Russia. It was sold in 1925, and sank in 1930 after getting trapped in the ice near Cambridge Bay.

Luckily, the Maud’s egg-like shape helped maintain its structure even under heavy ice pressure, says Wanggaard, says Jan Wanggaard, the project manager for the recovery team. Read more

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