The RCMP schooner St. Roch slipped into Halifax Harbour, ending the first successful west-to-east navigation of the Northwest Passage. The nine-member crew, under the command of Sergeant (later Superintendant) Henry Larsen, left Vancouver in 1940, spending two winters frozen in ice. After a refit in Dartmouth, the ship made its east-to-west transit of the passage in eighty-six days. (Photo: The RCMP schooner St. Roch took on water as it made its way through the Northwest Passage. Photo by Major James Skitt Matthews.)