The Other Side of the Ice: One Family's Treacherous Journey Negotiating the Northwest Passage (Hardcover)
Sprague Theobald, an award-winning documentary filmmakerand expert sailor with over 40,000 offshore miles under his belt, always considered the Northwest Passage the sea route connectingthe Atlantic to the Pacific the ultimate uncharted territory.Since Roald Amundsen completed the first successful crossing ofthe fabled Northwest Passage in 1906, only twenty-four pleasurecraft have followed in his wake. Many more people have gone intospace than have traversed the Passage, and a staggering numberhave died trying. From his home port of Newport, Rhode Island, through the Passage and around Alaska to Seattle, it would be an8,500-mile trek filled with constant danger from ice, polar bears, and severe weather.
What Theobald couldn t have known was just how life-changinghis journey through the Passage would be. Reuniting his childrenand stepchildren after a bad divorce more than fifteen years earlier, the family embarks with unanswered questions, untold hurts, andunspoken mistrusts hanging over their heads. Unrelenting cold, hungry polar bears, and a haunting landscape littered with soberingartifacts from the tragic Franklin Expedition of 1845, as well aspersonality clashes that threaten to tear the crew apart, make TheOther Side of the Ice a harrowing story of survival, adventure, and, ultimately, redemption.