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Into the Arctic

01 August 2011 | Davis Strait
Richard
Today we crossed the Arctic Circle (red arrow in picture). While the Arctic Circle is quite an arbitrary line of latitude, above it, there is 24 hour daylight for at least some of the summer (the farther north, the more days of 24 hour daylight each summer). We're late in the year, so we are seeing sunrise about 0300, sunset about 2230 and light or twilight in between.

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Vessel Name: Issuma
Vessel Make/Model: Damien II, 15m/50' steel staysail schooner with lifting keel
Extra: Designed for Antarctica. Built in France by META in 1981. Draft 1.3m/4.5' with keel up, 3.2m/10.5' with keel down. More details at http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/issumaboat/IssumaDetails.htm
Home Page: http://www.issuma.com/rhudson/
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