By: Matt Rutherford On: September 23, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 4

A New Age of Exploration (the final blog) There was a geologist named Marie Tharp who was one of the most important people in the discovery of plate tectonics. She gets almost no credit today because she was a woman at a time

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By: Matt Rutherford On: September 17, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 0

I hear the leaves are starting to change color back in Annapolis.  There are no trees in Greenland (except the far south) but it is starting to get dark at night.  The darkness brings the cold and it’s not uncommon to wake up in the morning and have ice on the...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: September 10, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 2

Trying to find a good place to anchor in fjords near active glaciers is always interesting.   Like usual there are no soundings so you have no idea where the deep and shallow areas are.  Although it’s deep almost everywhere, right up to the rocky shore, so finding a good...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: September 8, 2015 In: Education Comments: 1

Captain Matt and I are waiting out some stronger winds before heading back South to Sismut and finishing our work along the way. We are pretty comfortable on anchor hiding on the leeward side of Upernavik Island. Soon we will fuel up and get some food from a food...

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By: Matt Rutherford On: September 2, 2015 In: Greenland Comments: 3

I doubt any other culture has had to constantly deal with the threat of starvation like the traditional Inuit did.  You would think that the cold would be their number one adversary, but it wasn’t the cold it was food.  10,000 years of starvation changed their culture in ways...

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