Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

Glimpses of Canadian History : Email: Scribbles@cogeco.ca

Archive for February 2015

Crushed in Arctic Ice in 1914: HMCS Karluk

Captain Robert Bartlett and explorer/anthropologist Vilhajalmur Stefansson led Canadian Arctic Expedition scientists to the Beaufort Sea.  A fearful icy disaster ended the mission. The steam-whaler heavily loaded with supplies and equipment to last for many months, Captain Robert Bartlett and his crew sailed north from Victoria, BC. Leaving port in June 1913, HMCS Karluk was… (read more)