North-West Passage


North-West Passage
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  • North-west Passage — a sea route along the northern coast of the US between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. From the end of the 15th century, many explorers looking for an easy route to Asia tried to find the North west Passage, including Sir Francis Drake and… …   Universalium

  • NORTH-WEST PASSAGE —    See NORTH EAST and NORTH WEST PASSAGES …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • North-West Passage — /nɔθ wɛst ˈpæsədʒ/ (say nawth west pasuhj) noun a ship route along the arctic coast of Canada and Alaska, joining the Atlantic and Pacific oceans …   Australian English dictionary

  • North West Passage Territorial Park — The Northwest Passage Territorial Park is located at Gjoa Haven, on King William Island, Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada. The park consists of six areas that show in part the history of the exploration of the Northwest Passage and the first… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) North-west Passage — the North west Passage [the North west Passage] a sea route along the northern coast of the US between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. From the end of the 15th century, many ↑explorers looking for an easy route to Asia tried to find the North… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Discovery of North-West Passage Act 1744 — The Discovery of North West Passage Act 1744 (18 Geo. II, c.17) was an Act of Parliament of the Parliament of Great Britain passed in 1745 and repealed in 1818. It offered a public reward for the successful discovery of a Northwest Passage from… …   Wikipedia

  • the North-west Passage — A seaway from the Atlantic into the Pacific north of N America, first made (partly on the ice) by Sir Robert McClure, 1850–4 • • • Main Entry: ↑north …   Useful english dictionary

  • North West Company — Coat of Arms For the grocery chain, see The North West Company. The North West Company was a fur trading business headquartered in Montreal from 1779 to 1821. It competed with increasing success against the Hudson s Bay Company in what was to… …   Wikipedia

  • North West Frontier (film) — North West Frontier Theatrical poster Directed by J. Lee Thompson Prod …   Wikipedia

  • North West Coastal Highway — Length 1320 km (820 mi) Direction Southwest Northeast From …   Wikipedia