Robert Abram Bartlett (1875-1946), an Arctic explorer,
was famous for his skill in piloting ships through ice.
He commanded the Roosevelt for the explorer
Robert E. Peary
from 1905 to 1909, taking part in polar expeditions
led by Peary. Bartlett led an expedition in 1913 on which
the ship Karluk was crushed by ice near Wrangel Island in
the Arctic Ocean. He walked across the ice to Siberia and
returned with rescuers for his companions.
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