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North Pole Sends Peace from Le Commandant Charcot Passengers

Updated: Jun 26

It was the Le Commandant Charcot passenger cruise icebreaker's second North Pole trip of the season (2 of 4) in early August 2023. Some guests onboard had the opportunity to decorate their own wooden boat as well as sign the ice buoy before all were deployed. Many other boats decorated in 2022 and 2023 by students also deployed along side the parent Iceball buoy.

Le Commandant Charcot Float Your Boat Deployment 8.2.2023

Vessel name and call sign​

Le Commandant Charcot

Science campaign/Project name

Ponant Science

Scientist in charge of buoy program

LCC Science Officer (Daniel Cron)

Type of buoy deployed

Iceball buoy APL-UTAP-0042

Person responsible for on-ice wooden boat deployement

Casey Perry (Assistant Expedition Leader)

Deployment date and time (UTC)

12pm, 2nd August 2023

Location of deployment (Lat/Long)

North Pole! (89°51,175'N 127°39,84'W)

How were boats deployed? (e.g. configuration)

On the sea ice around the buoy in a peace symbol

Boat ID numbers

220111 - 220117, 220229 - 220260, 230314 - 230585

Decorated Boats From These Organizations

Centennial Middle School, guests onboard, West Leydon High School, Grunnskoli Drangsness

Le Commandant Charcot Float Your Boat Deployment 8.2.2023
Le Commandant Charcot Float Your Boat Deployment August 2, 2023


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