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Robert Abram Bartlett
Robert Abram Bartlett [Capt. Bob Bartlett] (1875 - 1946).
Captain Bob Bartlett, 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.
◊The Last Voyage of the Karluk: Flagship of Vilhjalmar Stefansson's Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-16 (1916) (with Ralph T. Hale)
◊The Log of Bob Bartlett; The True Story of Forty Years of Seafaring and Exploration (1928)
◊Sails Over Ice (1934)
Works About Robert Abram Bartlett:
◊George Palmer Putnam (1947). Mariner of the North: The Life of Captain Bob Bartlett.
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