Attempting the Northwest Passage: Film and Conversation

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

This Thursday at the Winona County History Center, the public will have the opportunity to see a documentary made by a Winona man last summer as he sail through the Northwest Passage.

The film, “Attempting the Northwest Passage,” premiered at the Frozen River Film Festival in February. It will be shown April 30 at the history center beginning at 7:00 pm.

Last August, local adventurer Taff Roberts and his team set out from Pond Inlet, Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic to make the hair-raising trip across the treacherous Northwest Passage to Nome, Alaska. Heavy ice prevented them from making the entire journey, and so for three weeks they navigated their sailing vessel, Catryn, back through the Davis Straight, down the rugged coast of Baffin Island, and Labrador to Newfoundland.

Roberts will introduce the film and take questions afterwards. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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