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Susanne Huber-Curphey

Germany’s Susanne Huber-Curphey, the first woman to navigate the Northwest Passage singlehanded (west to east 6). She received extraordinary praise from Victor Wejer, who advised Susanne during her passage in s/v Nehaj (11·9 m cutter) a boat she built herself. He wrote that Susanne completed her passage “with great style, ability and perseverance, beating many experienced crew who were way ahead. She provided all support and immense friendship to others, even when her own resources were at their limits.”



Photo: Susanne in Nuuk, Greenland. Photo credit (c) Dr. Guido Marx

Susanne Huber-Curphey