When Myles Pedersen saw the crack in a boat that pulled to shore in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, at the end of August, he told its operator: “your boat should be on the bottom of the ocean.”
Robert Youens, a 68-year-old from Austin, Texas, tried to travel part of the Northwest Passage — from Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. to Pond Inlet, Nunavut — in a 16-foot boat this summer.
He only made it as far east as Cambridge Bay. There, he patched an 18-inch hole in the bottom of his boat and decided he was going to turn around. A day into the return journey, hunkering
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