The Maud, former ship of explorer Roald Amundsen, heading home to Norway

17 Mar 2012 10:36 AM | Anonymous
The Maud, former ship of explorer Roald Amundsen, heading home to Norway

Here’s how the hulk of the Maud, once sailed by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, looks today, marooned in the waters off Cambridge Bay.

Photograph by: Susan Barr, CNSPICS

It's official: Norway can bring home the Maud, although some people in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, may miss the familiar sight of the half-sunken wreck once sailed by polar explorer Roald Amundsen.

Canada's cultural property export review board, which met Thursday in Ottawa, has directed the Canadian Border Services Agency to issue an export permit to the Norwegian group that's eager to bring the ship back to Norway, where a "futuristic" museum will be built around it.

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