For over 300 years explorers risked their lives to search the Arctic for a North-West Passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.

Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, on 29 September 1758. He first went to sea at 12, marking the start of his heroic naval career.

Since North-West Passage exploration began over 400 years ago the polar ice caps have started to melt due to global warming.

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