the AntiguaSailing aboard the Antigua, a traditionally rigged tall ship specially outfitted for sailing in the high Arctic,   writer and Regents professor of English Debbie Lee chronicled her experience as a member of the Arctic Circle Artist Residency Program.

One of thirty artists from every part of the world sailing the west coast of Svalbard toward the North Pole while working on individual and collaborative projects, Lee teamed up with a glass sculptor, keeping track of each other throughout the voyage, asking questions, making notes.

Follow the journey via Lee’s photographs, and read her essay, “Arctic chronicles,” in Washington State Magazine.

 

Top Photo: The Antigua, a traditionally rigged tall ship outfitted for sailing in the Arctic, stands moored off Svalbard.