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PostPosted: September 14th, 2011, 12:34 pm 
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this is worth a look

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372319/

In 1899, wealthy railroad magnate Edward Harriman arranged for a maritime expedition to Alaska. Harriman brought with him an elite community of scientists, artists, photographers, and naturalists to explore and document the Alaskan coast. The voyage, called the Harriman Alaska Expedition, spent two months traveling from Seattle, along the coast of Alaska, to Siberia, and back again.

The official photographer was Edward S. Curtis. Ed and another paddler were out in a canoe near the glacier when the ice gave birth to a huge calf that produced a series of ice choked 30 foot high waves. The incident was witnessed with trepidation by the crowd on the deck of the mother ship. The 2 paddlers calmly got some forward speed and hit the waves at 90 degrees and survived.

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