"the north west passage had been accomplished – my dream from childhood. this very moment it was fulfilled. i had a peculiar sensation in my throat; i was somewhat overworked and tired, and i suppose it was weakness on my part, but i could feel tears coming to my eyes."
roald amundsen

"ah, for just one time i would take the northwest passage to find the hand of franklin reaching for the beaufort sea; tracing one warm line through a land so wide and savage and make a northwest passage to the sea."
stan rogers

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