Into the Labyrinth: A Cold War Adventure in Canada’s High Arctic
November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cold War era intrigue. Navigation in the high Arctic. Local maritime history. British Columbia’s subsea industry. Working out on the Arctic ice pack. Bruce Butler will cover these topics on November 4 at 7:00 pm at his virtual presentation Into the Labyrinth.
Bruce Butler played a key role in Project Spinnaker, a classified Canada-US defence research project conceived in the waning days of the Cold War. The project’s secret purpose was to monitor Soviet submarine traffic in Canada’s ice-covered Arctic waters. The star of Project Spinnaker was Theseus, a massive, unmanned, autonomous underwater vehicle. Twenty-five years ago Theseus went to Canada’s high Arctic for a classified and record-breaking mission.
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