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Odd Couple’s Amazing Trek: 1,500 Arctic Miles by Kayak

Jon Turk, left, and Erik Boomer during their kayak trip around Ellesmere Island. Photo by Erik Boomer

In case you thought you had read it all, check out the New York Times article on Forever Buff Jon Turk (on the left) (PhDChem’71) who, with a partner, Erik Boomer,  completed what is believed to be the first circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island, which is opposite Greenland and the most mountainous island in the Arctic Circle.

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