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The Last Voyage of the Karluk
     

The Last Voyage of the Karluk

by Robert Bartlett
 

The heroic tale of the loss of the Karluk in the Canadian arctic and Captain Bob Bartlett's ensuing quest to save its stranded crew.

This is Captain Bob Bartlett’s version of the controversial loss of the Karluk, the flagship of Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s Canadian arctic expedition of 1913-1916. Bartlett played Chopin’s Funeral March as the

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The heroic tale of the loss of the Karluk in the Canadian arctic and Captain Bob Bartlett's ensuing quest to save its stranded crew.

This is Captain Bob Bartlett’s version of the controversial loss of the Karluk, the flagship of Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s Canadian arctic expedition of 1913-1916. Bartlett played Chopin’s Funeral March as the ice claimed his ship, then lead his crew to Wrangell Island where they awaited his return. Bartlett left them, walking some 700 miles across the frozen Arctic Ocean and down the coast of Siberia to get help.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780973422351
Publisher:
Rattling Books
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Brigus, Newfoundland on August 15, 1875, Robert Abram Bartlett was one of the great explorers of the 20th century. At the age of fifteen he was sent away to become a Methodist minister but soon left this program of study in order to pursue the life of a sea captain. In 1909, Bartlett was awarded the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal for his contribution to the success of Robert Peary's final expedition to the North Pole. Equally laudable was Bartlett's courageous leadership of his crew after the destruction of the flagship of Vilhjalmar Stefansson's 1913 Arctic expedition. Having completed more than forty expeditions into the arctic and become world-renown as a public speaker and lecturer, Bob Bartlett died in New York City on April 28, 1946 at the age of seventy.

Frank Holden is a performer and writer who grew up around St.John's, Newfoundland. A singer and musician, actor and playwright, he has written and performed widely on stage and radio. Frank Holden likes to think himself equally educated and travelled, having worn many hats in his life.

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