Arriving in Lewiswporte, Newfoundland a few weeks ago, we have heard numerous stories from the locals about their epic winter. Most agree, “between the jigs & the reels”, it was one of the coldest, stormiest winters for a very long time, with record snow falls and heavy sea ice. Hundreds of icebergs linger offshore, and the Strait of Belle Isle, between the west coast of Newfoundland and the mainland is still choked solid. Here’s hoping the ice clears out in coming weeks as we prepare Arctic Tern and then set a course north for Greenland. Stay tuned for more updates as we get ready for what promises to be another action packed season!

– Capt. Grant Redvers

Worst Ice Year Chart

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