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Breaking ice for Arctic oil : the epic voyage of the SS Manhattan through the Northwest Passage

Author: Ross Allen Coen
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1969, an icebreaking tanker, the SS Manhattan, was commissioned by Humble Oil to transit the Northwest Passage in order to test the logistical and economic feasibility of an all-marine transportation system for Alaska North Slope crude oil. Proposed as an alternative to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the Manhattan made two voyages to the North American Arctic and collected volumes of scientific data on ice
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alaska
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Allen Coen
ISBN: 9781602231696 1602231699 9781602231702 1602231702
OCLC Number: 747712949
Description: xiii, 215 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Strike at Prudhoe Bay State no. 1 --
No cream puff --
Submarines, blimps, trains, and ships --
"Bienvenu dans ces eaux. Welcome to Canadian waters" --
A floating laboratory --
In the passage --
Through the passage --
What did the Manhattan prove? --
Roundtrip --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Ross Coen.

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In 1969, an ice-breaking tanker, the SS Manhattan, was commissioned to transit the Northwest Passage in order to test the feasibility of an all-marine transportation system for Alaska North Slope  Read more...

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"A great read - well organized, well written, and fully referenced - providing many lesser known details about SS Manhattan's history and the role it played in the Alaska pipeline debate." (Shelagh Read more...

 
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