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i’se the b’ye. | March 14, 2010

Captain Robert Abram Bartlett. Newfoundlander / Sailor / Explorer / Photographer. 1875-1946.

The North Country impresses me.
Bob Bartlett is a real man, a tough motherfucker.
According to one story (just one of many stories that reek of heroism and make me wish I was tougher, more adventurous, more of a man), Bobby’s ship the HMCS Karluk was stranded in the ice near Wrangel Island for several winter months. Bartlett then walked 700 MILES over the ice, across the Chukchi Sea and Siberia only to mount an expedition in Alaska that then went back to rescue the remaining survivors on the Karluk. That’s some serious shit.
His explorations helped chart the Arctic and were important for the discover of the North West Passage. Most of the photos found here are courtesy of the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage website.

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