NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1969
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(Studio) John Cabot didn't make trip across North end of American in 15th Century. Raol Adamson made it 400 years later. USS Manhattan plows through ice to AK.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(N.W. Passage) Ship gets stuck in McClure Strait and then rertd. Ice analysts convince ship to take other route Canadian icebreaker, John A. MacDonald, helps. Rertd. to Prince of Wales Strait; ship completes trip and celebrates with champagne. [Humble Oil Stanley HAAS - says trip shows large oil tanker can go through passage. Have to prove its economy feasible. Chances look good.] Ship shown in Beaufort Sea.
REPORTER: Ray Miller KPRC Houston Reporter
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