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The famed schooner Maud, sailed by legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen and currently resting partially submerged in Nunavut’s Cambridge Bay, will be refloated and returned to Norway after sinking 82 years ago

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Diver surveys the wreck of the Maud in Cambridge Bay Aug. 6, 2011. A group from Norway has acquired ownership of the wreck, which sank at Cambridge Bay in 1930. They have ambitious plans to restore the Maud, which sailed under Amundsen on a North Pole expedition in 1918 and was named for Norway's queen. Eventually, they hope the ship will form the centrepiece of a museum in Norway.

Dag Leslie Hansen

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Project Manager Jan Wanggaard surveys the wreck of the Maud in Cambridge Bay Aug. 6, 2011. A group from Norway has acquired ownership of the wreck, which sank at Cambridge Bay in 1930. They have ambitious plans to restore the Maud, which sailed under Amundsen on a North Pole expedition in 1918 and was named for Norway’s queen. Eventually, they hope the ship will form the centrepiece of a museum in Norway.

Dag Leslie Hansen

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Project Manager Jan Wanggaard, right, and photographer Dag Leslie Hansen are pictured in front of the wreck of the Maud on Cambridge Bay Aug. 11, 2011.

Dag Leslie Hansen

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A historical photo of the Maud ship.

Maud Returns Home project handout

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