Thought it would be a good time to check in on this year's Northwest Passage conditions. As of this past weekend, the passage is open and boats are now moving through from both east and west.
Ice conditions have once again deteriorated and it appears the fabled NW Passage will be free of ice through September and once again a record number of boats will make the long traverse through northern waters.
This year's loss of ice could rival the record year of 2007 when we on Cloud Nine were the first American boat in history to go east to west, Roald Amundsen's route. We will have the data the end of September.