Pullen, Captain T.C.
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A review of the controversial passage of the S.S. Manhattan. An attempt to put the "significance of last year's Arctic Tanker Test into focus." A brief review of the search for, and achievement of, a voyage through the Northwest Passage by several people and ships. The two basic routes of the Northwest Passage. The object of the Humble Oil's test: to determine the feasibility of year-round operations by giant ships through the Northwest Passage bearing Alaskan crude to the U.S. east coast. Canada's participation with the ice breaker "John A. Macdonald." A description of the voyage: successes, findings, problems, misinformation. The controversial issues of pollution, and sovereignty, and a discussion of each. Advantages to Canada of this and further tests. The importance to Canadian Arctic resource development.