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Polar Tall Ship To Be Resurrected Nearly 100 Years After Launch

29th July 2015
Polar Tall Ship To Be Resurrected Nearly 100 Years After Launch

#PolarShip - "You are made for the ice," is how legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen christened the tall ship Maud in 1917.

That's because the vessel was destined to be deliberately stuck in ice above the Bering Strait in order to record scientific measurements along the drift of the ice floe, as New Scientist reports.

Despite her austere purpose, the Maud went on to very different lives as a floating warehouse and even a radio station before sinking in 1931.

But now, nearly 100 years after her launch, the ship is set to be resurrected and returned to her Norway home in an ambitious project that aims to use giant balloons to slowly prise her hull off the ocean floor.

New Scientist has more on the story HERE.

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