The Last Voyage Of The Karluk: Shipwreck And Rescue In The Arctic

byCaptain Bob BartlettForeword byPaul O'Neill

April 26, 2007|
The Last Voyage Of The Karluk: Shipwreck And Rescue In The Arctic by Captain Bob Bartlett
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On January 4, 1914, the Karluk was stuck in ice when the ominous sound of the ship's stern being ripped open by pack ice was heard by all on board. It sounded like the firing of a cannon. <_st13a_city w:st="on"><_st13a_place w:st="on">Bartlett immediately ordered supplies be unloaded on the ice. The Karluk began to break up on January 10, and all on board were ordered to abandon ship. When everyone was safely on the ice, the captain himself went back to his cabin and, all alone, put Chopin's Funeral March on his Victrola. As the water rose in the cabin, he whispered "Goodbye," left the sinking vessel to the mournful sound of Chopin's music and hurried out on the ice. It was to be the beginning of one of the greatest feats of valour in world history.<_o3a_p>

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Captain Robert Abram "Bob" Bartlett was born in Brigus, Newfoundland, on August 15, 1875. He was the son of William Bartlett and the grandson of Abram Bartlett, both prominent sea captains. He was educated at Bishop Feild College and eventually completed his Master certificate at Halifax's Nautical Academy in 1904. In 1909, B...
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Title:The Last Voyage Of The Karluk: Shipwreck And Rescue In The ArcticFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:300 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.76 inShipping dimensions:300 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.76 inPublished:April 26, 2007Publisher:Flanker PressLanguage:English

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