Ships of Wood and Men of Iron

Ships of Wood and Men of Iron

by Kenney, Gerard

CAD $21.95

Over 100 years ago, in June 1898, Captain Otto Sverdrup and 15 crewmen put out to sea aboard the schooner Fram from the Norwegian city today known as Oslo. When they returned to Norway four years later, they came back with a record of geographic and scientific discovery, the richness of which is unparalleled in the annals of Arctic exploration. The first section of this book is the story of those four heroic years spent in the High Arctic and their impact on Canadaís subsequent efforts to ensure Canadian sovereignty in the area of the Norwegian discoveries. The second section deals with the Canadian Arctic expeditions between 1903 and 1948, led by intrepid men such as A.P. Low, Joseph E. Bernier, Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Henry Larsen.

ISBN 10: 1897045069
ISBN 13: 9781897045060
Pages: 160
Published: 2005
Format: softcover
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