Filmmaker Finishes NW Passage on Nordhavn 57

Sprague Theobald and Crew Arrive in Seattle Aboard Bagan

Sprague Theobald and Crew Arrive in Seattle Aboard Bagan

Documentary filmmaker Sprague Theobald last week finished his wild and woolly northwest passage adventure with the arrival of his Nordhavn 57 Bagan in rainy Seattle.  The months-long trip began in June in Newport, Rhode Island, and took the classic Nordhavn and its five-person crew through the ice-infested waters of the ever-warming Arctic Ocean.  The trip will eventually spawn a documentary film.

Sprague Theobald's Nordhavn 57 Bagan in the Ice of the Northwest Passage

Sprague Theobald's Nordhavn 57 Bagan in the Ice of the Northwest Passage

Theobald’s crew consisted of a professional captain and three adult children. The voyage covered more than 8,500 nautical miles and took Bagan within 900 miles of the North Pole. During the course of the Northwest Passage transit, Theobald found himself trapped by ice and was forced to use the bulbous bow of his Nordhavn for ice-breaking duties. You can read about the trip at the film’s website, including the blog entries that covered the whole passage.

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