We’ve been called a lot: Dreamy, cute and cuddly, macho, buff… and humble. But the Drake Passage is evidently mean-spirited and ugly. Earlier this week Arctic cruise ship the Clelia II was traveling through the Southern Ocean when it lost an engine, as well as communications and power. The ship was on the return trip form the Antarctic Peninsula to Ushuaia, Argentina, when it encountered inclement seas. It was carrying 88 passengers and 77 crewmembers. Only one injury was reported.
The Adventure Blog reports: “At the time, the weather in the Drake Passage was at its worst, with 30-foot waves battering the ship. In fact, one of those waves swept up over the cruise liner, smashing out windows and flooding the bridge.”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.