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Northeast Passage


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A water route along the northern coast of Europe and Asia between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. A goal of navigators since the 15th century, it was first traversed by the Swedish explorer Nils A.E. Nordenskjöld in 1878 to 1880.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a passage or communication by sea between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the north coast of Asia.
  • n.


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  • He died with his crew in 1553 trying to navigate this shortcut from Europe to Asia, known as the Northeast Passage.

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  • Sometimes called the Northeast Passage, the circumpolar route is a network of sea lanes across the top of continental Eurasia which crosses Russian waters from the Kara Gate to the Bering Strait and trims some 4,000 nautical miles off southern routes.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Ennis must use a wheelchair, but the university's therapeutic recreation program, known as Northeast Passage, has allowed him to play power soccer for the past two years.

    All Stories

  • It's really a great opportunity for people to get out into the woods, said David Lee, assistant director of program operations at Northeast Passage, which runs disability-related sports and recreation programs and services throughout New England.

    N.H. wilderness trails offer unparalleled disabled access

  • This route was previously named the Northeast Passage, but is now more often known by its Russian name – the Northern Sea Route.

    Infrastructure and climate in the Arctic

  • FRANKFURT — Two German merchant ships have traversed the fabled Northeast Passage after global warming and melting ice opened a route from South Korea along ...

    Jennifer Schwab: Renewable Energy -- Not in My Backyard!

  • I had the chance to ask Stolberg a few questions about the Arctic expedition:Eli took some heat from Fergus Brown about calling the sea route over the top of Russia the Northeast Passage.

    Rabett Run

  • Two German ships set off on Friday on the first commercial journey from Asia to western Europe via the Arctic through the fabled Northeast Passage – a trip made possible by climate change.

    Rabett Run

  • In the late summer of 1912 the Russian ship Saint Anna left Aleksandrovsk, bound for Vladivostok by way of the Northeast Passage through arctic seas.

    Defrosting A Lost Tale Of Daring On The Arctic Ic

  • The Northeast Passage is no sure thing either. posted by Mark, Ottawa at 9:10 AM

    Commercial shipping in Northwest Passage no sure thing


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