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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2012, 03:44:44 am »
May 22 1884.
Just left Godhavn.
To me the log reads Upesnavik and that is what i have entered(The s looks like the second s in passage).
I think Bear is actually heading for Upernavik.   

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2012, 09:00:53 am »
Yep.  A quote of myself from another post:

And there is a marvelous map of the Arctic in the David Rumsey collection by Touring club italiano, 1929.  It is too small to show Lady Franklin Bay, but it does label the Hall Basin it opens into.  And it is in Canada, Ellesmere Island, not Greenland.

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2012, 10:24:47 am »
Can anybody tell me the name of the SS mentioned throughout the page, she seems to be running in tandem with the Bear.
I can read some of the log handwriting but still having some trouble with some words.
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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2012, 10:53:16 am »
Not without being able to see the page ....

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2012, 09:09:18 pm »

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2012, 10:18:53 pm »
Looks like Fainne to me, but I don't find anything :-\

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2012, 10:39:06 pm »
It seems to vary slightly with each mention.
Will note the page url and when I get more time and I hope I can get a few choices, I will go back to it.
Ta.

Whilst researching and trying 'frinne ship 1884' I came across http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_v_Dudley_and_Stephens, Interesting reading very grew some.

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2012, 11:27:57 pm »
Looks like Jainone to me ?

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2012, 11:29:50 pm »
Whilst researching and trying 'frinne ship 1884' I came across http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_v_Dudley_and_Stephens, Interesting reading very grew some.

Bleeeaarrrrgghhhh :P :P :P - bet better than starving I guess.... ::)

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2012, 12:48:47 am »
the first 2 letters look exactly like those in "Fresh", so maybe "Frinne"?

After I typed that, I searched on the map.  There is a town in Sweden named Frinnestadt.

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2012, 04:45:11 pm »
Hello Caro and Randi, and any others!
For a forum page picture I've found:

There's either the picture in the thread:
link=topic=3096.msg50190#msg50190 date=1346597621

or the attached. Sadly I couldn't find any decent pictures of her as the feature ship in the 1930's movie version of Jack London's 'Sea Wolf' (only images found were the 1941 film = another boat)

One is at port - by not so pretty storage buildings, one is a bit washed out, one is a view of the arctic taken from the bear.  For a boat that was around for along time I was surprised not to find more pictures.

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2012, 04:45:32 pm »
and one more

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2012, 04:48:25 pm »
oh dear - two are too big - I'll send links of the url's via the PM system.
The picture at Seattle is fantastic - look at 'in big' to see a VERY smart car on the dock!
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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2012, 05:42:38 pm »
I did a Bing image search for "USRC Bear" and came up with this page.  Follow any of the images to its source. ;D

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=%22USRC+Bear%22&go=&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=%22usrc+bear%22&sc=3-11&sp=-1&sk=


The bright red modern cutter included is I think the USRC Healy.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2012, 05:45:09 pm by Janet Jaguar »

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Re: USRC Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2012, 08:40:25 pm »
oh no - I was using 'USCG' that explains a lot!!!