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Author Coen, Ross Allen.
Title Breaking ice for Arctic oil : the epic voyage of the SS Manhattan through the Northwest Passage / Ross Coen.
Imprint Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2012]
©2012

Subject Manhattan (Tanker) -- History.
Petroleum -- Transportation -- Alaska.
Tankers -- United States -- History.
Oil fields -- Alaska.
Northwest Passage.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index.
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.
Summary 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 conditions and the behavior of ships in ice. Although the Manhattan successfully navigated the Northwest Passage-closing a five-hundred-year chapter of Arctic exploration by becoming.
ISBN 1602231702 (electronic bk.)
9781602231702 (electronic bk.)
9781602231696 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
1602231699 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 793418637
Additional Format Print version: Coen, Ross Allen. Breaking ice for Arctic oil. Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2012 9781602231696 (DLC) 2011033205 (OCoLC)747712949