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· Arctic Naturalist, The Life of J. Dewey Soper

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· The Fur-Trade Fleet

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Publisher:  Heritage House ISBN-10:  89497414X Type:  Non-Fiction
Pages: 

256

Copyright:  October 2006 ISBN-13:  9781894974141


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No vessel that sailed the Arctic seas has raised so much speculation or triggered imaginations as has the legendary Hudson's Bay Company steamer 'Baychimo.'

In the 1920s the crews of S.S. Baychimo set up trading posts in eastern Canada, sailed on fur-trading expeditions to Siberia during the turbulent years of the Russian civil war and made dangerous annual voyages around Alaska to Canada's western Arctic coasts. On each voyage Baychimo had to force her way through heavy ice conditions to re-supply the HBC's remote outposts.


This ship's story had a remarkable twist. Caught in a huge ice floe in 1931  and in danger of being crushed, she had to be abandoned by her crew. Instead of sinking as expected, the gallant ship drifted for a few decades throughout the Arctic, alone and always trapped in her own massive piece of ice. Often seen and occasionally boarded, she became known as the ghost ship of the Arctic.

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Far out on the Arctic Ocean, moaning softly at the early summer storm while sitting upright in the middle of a giant ice floe, a ship - more like an elongated iceberg - drifts slowly and steadily towards the distant Alaskan shore. Ever part of her, from her tall slim funnel to her deck, from forepeak to stern, is coated with a solid layer of ice, aound a metre thick in places...


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Reviewed by Jansen Estrup
Sounds like a marvelous adventure in a legendary vessel over terrain Farley Mowatt or Thor Heyerdahl would love. I look forward to reading it.

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