Gjöa

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Gjöa

 

a wooden single-masted vessel with a displacement of 47 tons and powered by motor and sail. From 1903 to 1906, R. Amundsen’s expedition sailed aboard the Gjöa through the Northwest Passage for the first time from east to west (via the Lancaster and Peel sounds, along the coast of the Boothia Peninsula, and west along the mainland). The expedition conducted magnetic observations and gathered ethnological data on theEskimo.

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