Northwest Passage

  1. a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)
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How To Use Northwest Passage In A Sentence

  • “You are familiar, I trust, with the disappearance of the Sir John Franklin expedition to find the Northwest Passage.” On Desperate Seas « A Fly in Amber
  • Canada and the United States are at odds over the sovereignty of the Northwest Passage that links the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.
  • Warming's most obvious oceanic effect is the opening of the fabled Northwest passage for the first time in recorded history.
  • It tells the story of an era-the time when Canada was founded, the search was on for the Northwest Passage, and the race for the North Pole began in earnest, and the time of the Metis rebellion and the Klondike gold rush.
  • It undermined the well-connected Lady Jane Franklin in her obsessive quest to glorify Sir John as discoverer of the Northwest Passage.
  • Scott Chantler’s Northwest Passage (DEC09 0967, $15.99, Feb 10) makes an appearance in softcover. Coming Up: Books Due in February 2010 » Comics Worth Reading
  • Since reading about it as a boy, Amundsen had been fascinated by Englishman John Franklin's disastrous search for the Northwest Passage.
  • The ever elusive Northwest Passage may be revealing itself in the Arctic.
  • England and France had only a few royally sponsored voyages of discovery in the 16th century, mostly searching for the elusive Northwest Passage.
  • It is sorrowful, rueful, and pragmatic and not quite as heart breaking as many others on his album Northwest Passage.
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