ONE OCEAN EXPEDITIONS SPONSORS NEW EXHIBITION EXAMINING WHY EUROPEANS ARE DRAWN TO EXPLORE THE ARCTIC
VENUE: The British Library
DATES: 14th November 2014 to 29th March 2015
LONDON, NOVEMBER 2014: Lines in the Ice is a new and fascinating exhibition due to open at The British Library on Friday 14th November, which examines why Europeans are drawn to explore the Arctic, in particular, the Northwest Passage.
Coincidentally, the event follows close on the heels of the Victoria Strait Expedition in August this year, which assisted in successfully locating HMS Erebus, the fabled Royal Navy ship abandoned in the Arctic in 1848 during a voyage led by Sir John Franklin.
Exhibition sponsor and leading polar expedition cruise operator, One Ocean Expeditions, played an integral part in tracking down the historic ship, which had lain on the sea-bed for more than 160 years. One of its cruise ships, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov, operated an onboard program and carried some of the search team, together with the autonomous underwater vehicle which helped to locate Erebus near to King William Island.
With interest in travelling to the Northwest Passage heightened following this exciting archeological discovery, One Ocean Expeditions has expanded its Arctic programme in Canada for 2015, giving travellers more opportunities to follow in the footsteps of the early polar explorers along one of the most legendary shipping routes.
In addition to the interest surrounding Franklin’s expedition, and stories relating to other great explorers such as Amundsen and Larsen, highlights of the trip are expected to include bountiful wildlife such as polar bears, ringed and harp seals plus tens of bird species, stunning Arctic scenery and the chance to visit remote local communities, rich in Inuit culture and tradition.
To get a taste of what to expect in the Canadian High Arctic, visit the Lines in the Ice exhibition, free of charge at The British Library between 14th November 2014 and 29th March 2015, or contact www.oneoceanexpeditions.com for further information about small ship cruises to the Northwest Passage.
For further press information or to arrange a private viewing of Lines in the Ice, contact Debra Taylor on firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 01491 613424 or 07956 852197.
Note to Editors
Kari Herbert will be opening Lines in the Ice at a special evening event on Thursday 13th November. Kari, who has been a special guest on several OOE voyages, lived with an isolated tribe of Polar Inuit in Northwest Greenland from the age of 10 months, resulting in Inuktun as her first language. She is an accomplished writer, photographer and public speaker and the daughter of pioneering polar explorer Sir Wally Herbert and author Marie Herbert.