THE VOYAGE OF THE SCHOONER POLAR BEAR. WHALING AND TRADING IN THE NORTH PACIFIC AND ARCTIC. 1913-1914
Publisher: (New Bedford, MA): New Bedford Whaling Museum by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and the Alaska Historical Commission.
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: Fine
Edition: 1st edition
(New Bedford, MA): New Bedford Whaling Museum by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and the Alaska Historical Commission. (1983). 1st edition. ix+160pp. Profusely illustrated. With an appendix by Dunbar Lockwood. Hardcover with dust jacket. In fine condition, still in Publishers shrinkwrap. * "One of the last whaling voyages to the western Arctic began when the schooner Polar Bear left Seattle in 1913. At that time commercial whaling in the western Arctic had all but ceased and its successor, the maritime fur trade, was barely nascent. Between these two surges of economic activity there were few northern voyages. We are fortunate therefore to have a glimpse of this little known period of time."...dj.