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Clelia II in Trouble

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Tweet I recently wrote a four part article about the Clelia II. It was an account of it’s trip to Greenland. It’s in the Antarctic now where it got into trouble earlier this year. Well, it did it again. Fortunately it escaped it’s newest predicament without serious harm to its passengers.


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Greenland to Toronto – The Clelia II

Tweet Below are a few additional thoughts about the Greenland to Toronto trip described in earlier posts. The Ship The 4000 ton Clelia II was built in 1990. It was one of Renaissance Cruises small ships. After the demise of that line it was a private yacht and was often chartered. It currently is one…


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Greenland to Toronto – Part 3

Tweet On Friday August 20 the Clelia II anchored at Hebron, Labrador. It is the site of an abandoned Moravian mission. The history of the settlement is not a happy one. Founded in 1831 the mission disbanded in 1959. The health and living conditions of the native occupants were not good. In a lose lose…


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Greenland to Toronto – Part 2

Tweet On Monday, August 16, the Clelia II was in the ice fjord near Ilulissat – aka Disko Bay. Fog is very common here at this time of year; but we were lucky. The sky was clear, the wind calm, and the temperature around 50. In other words, the weather was as good as it…


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Greenland to Toronto Aboard the Clelia II

Tweet [All photos in this and subsequent posts about this trip were taken by me unless otherwise indicated.] For some reason that has fled like vigor I decided to go to Greenland. I stumbled across a listing for the small ship, the Clelia II, that offered at trip from Toronto to Greenland and one in…


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Terrorism and Healthcare Reform

Tweet The recent attempt to blow up a US airplane as it was about to land in Detroit may not seem to have much connection to healthcare reform, but on reflection the relationship is proximate and interesting.  The would be underwear bomber was known to the federal bureaucrats charged with protecting us from what is…


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How to Get off a Plane Stuck on the Tarmac

Tweet About 400,000 airline passengers a year get stuck on the tarmac for three hours or more. This counts only domestic flights. Congress has been debating a Passenger’s Bill of Rights since before Abraham was circumcised. The airlines have an infinity of reasons against its enactment. The gruesome details can be read here. As should…


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