CCGS Des Groseilliers


CCGS Des Groseilliers

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship "Des Groseilliers" is an icebreaker in the Canadian Coast Guard.ref|Ccg

The vessel is named after Medard Chouart Des Groseilliers (1618-1669) a close associate of Pierre-Esprit Radisson in explorations west of the Great Lakes and the founding of the English Hudson's Bay Company.

The vessel has participated in a number of research voyages, including Ice Station Sheba.ref|Sheba As part of the Sheba project the "Des Groseilliers" was allowed to be frozen into the ice for the Arctic winter, to serve as a base for scientific researchers.

In spring 2008, the vessel was involved in a collision with the Sea Shepherd ship "Farley Mowat".

References

# [http://www.coast-guard.gc.ca/vessels-navires/results_details_e.asp?name=DES+GROSEILLIERS Official Des Groseilliers web-page] , Canadian Coast Guard
# [http://www.pnl.gov/er_news/02_98/art1.htm Ice Station Sheba]


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