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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #255 on: February 13, 2014, 12:58:29 pm »
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9. Lieut. Jarvis accompanied by Dr. Sheldon Jackson went ashore in 2'd cutter to get information from natives in regard to purchase of reindeer.

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I didn't even know he was on board. I wasn't paying enough attention.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #256 on: February 13, 2014, 01:04:14 pm »
The man himself  8)

I don't remember seeing his name mentioned either, so he must have sneaked on board.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #257 on: February 14, 2014, 11:44:39 am »
Lots of ice mentions for Kevin:

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Saw a number of whaling vessels in the vicinity, all of which were unable to get to Pt. Barrow, all progress having been stopped on account of heavy ice.
  This is August 8.

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I'm going half speed due to heavy ice mentions  ;D
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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #258 on: February 14, 2014, 12:53:09 pm »
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J.M. Kelly, agent of Pacific Whaling station came on board, received two sacks of mail for station and left vessel. He reported ice very bad between here and Pt. Barrow, and very improbable that any vessel could reach that point.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #259 on: February 14, 2014, 01:06:10 pm »

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #260 on: February 14, 2014, 01:28:37 pm »
Nice!

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #261 on: February 14, 2014, 01:31:27 pm »
Back in the days when people sometimes said good things about their government.  ;D

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #262 on: February 14, 2014, 02:59:52 pm »
From then until the present, there are very good people serving the public who deserve that praise, whatever is thought about the gov't.  Starting with the special teachers who teach joy of learning as well as what is in the textbooks.  And including scientists like Kevin.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #263 on: February 14, 2014, 03:10:30 pm »
As an ex-government employee, I heartily agree.  :)

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #264 on: February 14, 2014, 09:54:32 pm »
August 28 1891 - http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Bear/vol069/vol069_154_1.jpg

1.30 Lieut. Jarvis returned in launch with four of the reindeer purchased yesterday. Hoisted them on board, secured boats, cleared up decks etc. Carpenter employed building stalls for reindeer on main deck. The four reindeer were taken on board as an experiment more could have been purchased if desired.
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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #265 on: February 15, 2014, 11:45:00 am »
Sept 3, 1891 http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Bear/vol069/vol069_160_1.jpg

brought off flour and tea purchased by Captain Healy and officers of vessel to distribute to natives of King's Island, who are reported to be in danger of starving. Brought on board a supply of moss for reindeer.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #266 on: February 15, 2014, 12:46:04 pm »
After thinking that it would be great to see a photo of them hoisting the reindeer on board, a bit of searching led to 'The arctic adventures of Thetis' which actually mentions Bear quite a lot as well. And does indeed include a photo of a dangling reindeer (page 9) - it's not a great photo but still.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #267 on: February 15, 2014, 03:24:06 pm »
Good find, Jil.  8)  It's a wonder the reindeer didn't die of fright.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #268 on: February 15, 2014, 03:49:48 pm »
Distributed to the natives of King's Island, who were reported in danger of starvation, 100 sacks of flour and one chest of tea, purchased at St. Michaels; 9 boxes of bread (reindeer stores purchased of Dr. Sheldon Jackson,; and 7 barrels of flour and 6 barrels of bread, of the Pt. Barrow supplies (to be returned to the government by the officers of the vessel, J.E. McGrath, N.S.C.G Survey, and Dr. Sheldon Jackson.

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Re: Bear -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« Reply #269 on: February 15, 2014, 04:34:02 pm »
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