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posted August 8, 2013

There are three bites out of the west coast of Banks Island. The first most southerly small bite is very close to Rabbit Island. On the shore they investigated the old Lucas house remnants and graves.

Then they headed north to the next bite, North Star Harbour near Terror Island, en route stopping for caribou and becoming fascinated with Inuit “schooner days.” Below is their most recent message:

At North Star Harbour. Terror Island icebound. Cabin tonight. Saw Musk oxen today. Ice all over.

This morning we heard that the Bernard Explorer had tried again and made it as far as the Horton River again, part way between Tuktoyaktuk and Paulatuk, but had to turn back again because of heavy ice.

They are now back at Barter Island, Alaska.