This is just one example of many which the carbon tax lobby will never acknowledge when they brag about these Northern Passage cruises by global warming activists...that failed for the most part even though they have been assisted by icebreakers that kept part of the shipping lanes open. 1940 is a historically significant date for the RCMP: Historically relevant dates to the RCMP | Royal Canadian Mounted Police June 23, 1940: The RCMP St. Roch leaves Vancouver for its historic voyage through the Northwest Passage. October 11, 1942: The St. Roch arrives in Halifax from Vancouver after two years spent navigating the Northwest Passage. October 16, 1944: RCMP Schooner St. Roch arrives at Vancouver having traversed arctic waters through Lancaster Sound and Barrow Strait in 86 days (departed Halifax on July 22, 1944). She became the first vessel to traverse the Northwest Passage in both directions. And they sailed through not just once, but in both directions with a wooden vessel beginning 1940 through 1944. Imagine the hype the climate lobby would create if that would have been today.