voyage inspired David Putnam's David Goes to
Greenland (1926) and David Goes to
Baffinland (1927), two popular children's
books telling of David's adventures onboard the
On the 1926 voyage Donald Bartlett Wilcox, born in
Brigus, NF in
1904, sailed as cook's assistant and deckhand. William "Bill"
Bartlett Wilcox, Donald's son sent along some images from his
father's trip You can see his
collection of photos by clicking here....
Morrissey was renovated for Arctic exploration with the
installation of a 3-cylinder auxiliary motor and 1-1/2 inches
of green heart sheathing for protection from the ice.
Museum Greenland Expedition to Northwest Greenland under the
auspices of the American Museum of National History
George Palmer Putnam along with University of Michigan
Professor William H. Hobbs
Kennedy from Newfoundland was aboard as navigator.
Ernestina archive has a copy of a 41-minute film donated by
Mr. John Belknap from the University of Michigan archives
taken during this voyage. The photographer was Maurice
to Western Baffin Land under the auspices of the American
Geographical Society, Museum of the American Indian and the
George Palmer Putman
was during this voyage that the bowsprit was damaged and
Robert E. Peary, Jr.
(son of Robert E. Peary) served on board.
W. Streeter wrote a book called An Arctic Rodeo published
in 1929 by G.P. Putnam's Sons featuring a Montana Cowboy, Carl
Dunrud, who came aboard specifically for the purpose of roping
and bringing back alive polar bears and the like. This book is
a great description of the voyage with many images!
Bird, shown here in 1927, sailed aboard as scientist for
several of the trips into the Arctic.
The crew of
the 1927 Expedition.
You can read
about the 1927
voyage by clicking to the transcript of Monroe Grey Barnard's
McCracken Siberian Arctic Expedition to the Aleutian Islands,
Bering Strait, and Arctic under the auspices of the American
Museum of Natural History
Charles H. Stoll and Harold McCracken.
the Inside Passage enroute to the Bering Sea during the 1928
Stoll McCracken Expedition
Next to the
ice pan in the Bering Sea, Stoll McCracken Expedition, 1928
Motion Picture Expedition along the Labrador Coast.
East Greenland Expedition under the auspices of the Museum of
the American Indian.