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Captain Robert A. Bartlett, Arctic Explorer


Captain Robert A. Bartlett, Arctic Explorer

Canada Post issued this First Day Cover on July 10, 2009.

These digital images are © 2009 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Captain Robert A. Bartlett, Arctic Explorer - Canadian Postage Stamps

The text on the reverse of the FDC: "Captain Bartlett. Deemed one of the world's greatest Arctic mariners, Robert Abram Bartlett was born on August 15, 1875, in Brigus, Newfoundland. From 1898 to 1909, he accompanied renowned American explorer Robert E. Peary on three separate attempts to reach the North Pole. During the third voyage, he led the expedition to 87° 48' N latitude, farther north than anyone had reached before him. He was captain of the Karluk on the Canadian Arctic Expedition in 1913. When the ship was crushed in the Arctic pack ice, Bartlett and an Inuk made a 700 mile journey to land and down the Siberian coast to rescue the stranded crew. After purchasing the Effie M. Morrissey in 1926, he spent two decades making scientific expeditions to Greenland, Iceland, and the high Arctic. In 1969, Bartlett was designated a person a national historic importance by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada for his significant role in Arctic exploration."

Captain Robert A. Bartlett, Arctic Explorer - Canadian Postage Stamps

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