The Arctic: Transportation
sites will provide you with background information.
Heritage Transportation Gallery
Visit the Canadian Heritage site and click on the
Transportation section to find excellent photographs and illustrations
of different methods of transportation used in Canada. Of particular interest
to the study of the Arctic region is the link to Ships and Boats and then
connecting to the Kayak link. These illustrations can be used as a basis
for comparing modern kayaks and their recreational uses with their traditional
Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaking Program
Water transportation is a major theme in the regional geography of the
Arctic. From the historic search for a Northwest Passage to the modern
movement of oil tankers, water and ice have always presented a challenge
to transportation in the region. The task of creating shipping lanes through
the ice and maintaining Canadian sovereignty falls to the coast guard.
This site lists the icebreaking fleet and provides links to other information
about the icebreaking program.
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