[COMPLETE] Stories of North Pole Adventure by Frank Mundell - dc

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Post by Steve » September 26th, 2019, 11:41 am

Stories of North Pole Adventure by Frank Mundell (1870 - 1932) -dc.

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This volume does not pretend to be a history of Artic exploration. My aim has been to narrate some of the most thrilling incidents of Polar adventure in such a manner that the reader may feel something of the fascination which induces explorers, in spite of reverses and disasters, to attempt again and again to penetrate the vast region of snow and silence and solitude around the North Pole.

Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy; and, wherever possible, the actual journals of the various expeditions have been consulted, besides a host of minor publications. (Preface by Frank Mundell).
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Stories of North Pole Adventure, was one in a series of inspirational texts and ‘heroic writings’ by the Victorian author Frank Mundell and published by The Sunday School Union. Frank Mundell wrote a significant number of books for children (both boys and girls) and many of these were distributed and presented to them through their Sunday schools. (Steve C)
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    Genres for the project: Children's Non-fiction/Action Adventure (19th C)

    Keywords that describe the book: , exploration, adventure, north pole, children's books, sea voyage, the sunday school union, artic exploration, sunday school, northwest passage
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Post by Steve » September 26th, 2019, 11:44 am

Craigdav1 has kindly offered to MC & DPL this project, (once he finds his winter gear!) :)

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Post by craigdav1 » September 26th, 2019, 12:31 pm

MW coming up.

Just got back from three weeks in Alaska so I'm ready.

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Post by Steve » September 26th, 2019, 1:38 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
September 26th, 2019, 12:31 pm
MW coming up.

Just got back from three weeks in Alaska so I'm ready.
Nice one! So, we'll be heading out on the other side of the continent for Hudson Bay and Greenland to start with!

Sections 0 ~ 3 uploaded.

Cheers

Steve

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Post by craigdav1 » September 26th, 2019, 1:46 pm

0-1 PL OK.

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Post by craigdav1 » September 26th, 2019, 2:10 pm

Moving to Going Solo forum.

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Post by craigdav1 » September 26th, 2019, 2:50 pm

2-3 PL OK.

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Post by Steve » September 29th, 2019, 12:38 pm

Thanks for PLing 0 ~ 3

Sections 4 ~ 5 now uploaded.

Cheers

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Post by craigdav1 » September 29th, 2019, 2:26 pm

4-5 PL OK.

While at the Anchorage Museum I learned about the 1845 Franklin expedition to find the infamous Northwest Passage. Thirty-seven expeditions were eventually launched to discover their fate. The two ships weren't found until 2014 (and 2016) in water less than one hundred feet deep in the Arctic Ocean. None of the 129 men aboard the ships survived. I see some chapters about this coming soon.

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Post by Steve » October 4th, 2019, 11:06 am

craigdav1 wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 2:26 pm
While at the Anchorage Museum I learned about the 1845 Franklin expedition to find the infamous Northwest Passage. Thirty-seven expeditions were eventually launched to discover their fate. The two ships weren't found until 2014 (and 2016) in water less than one hundred feet deep in the Arctic Ocean. None of the 129 men aboard the ships survived. I see some chapters about this coming soon.
I checked out the Anchorage Museum website and it would seem that you got in just in time to see the Franklin exhibition! It looked really fascinating and well worth the visit.

My interest in Sir John Franklin and his Artic explorations was initially sparked by a record track that used to be played quite frequently by a North Sea pirate radio ship - Radio Caroline in the early seventies.

The track was entitled, Lord Franklin and had been recorded by a folk-rock band called Pentangle. The lyrics had been written by Lady Jane Franklin as a lament to her lost husband. She herself had sponsored a number of expeditions to try and determine the fate of her husband and his final expedition. But as history records, this was to no avail.

If you haven’t come across these pages before, then the following links may be of interest:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Franklin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Franklin%27s_Lament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysFKjWG_W54

I think that I will get to the chapters on Sir John Franklin in about a week's time!

Thanks for PLing sections 4 & 5 – 6 & 7 now uploaded.

Steve

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Post by craigdav1 » October 4th, 2019, 3:02 pm

6-7 PL OK.

Here's the link. Not much information. The exhibit though took up an entire floor. Had numerous artifacts from the ships.
https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/exhibits/death-in-the-ice-the-mystery-of-the-franklin-expedition/
I'll check out the YouTube video this weekend.

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Post by Steve » October 9th, 2019, 1:58 am

Thanks for PLing sections 6 & 7 – 8 & 9 now uploaded.

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Post by craigdav1 » October 9th, 2019, 5:44 am

8-9 PL OK.

Sad that the Franklin's crew was so unprepared for travel by land.

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Post by Steve » October 11th, 2019, 11:47 am

craigdav1 wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 5:44 am
Sad that the Franklin's crew was so unprepared for travel by land.
If they could have 'gone native' with clothing and food more appropriate to the conditions, they might have stood a greater chance of surviving.

I recall reading in a previous chapter that breakfast for the overland explorers consisted of a mug of warm cocoa and some biscuits and then not much else until an evening meal was prepared. There is no comparison between that and the food consumed by a modern polar explorer - a varied high fat diet, ranging between 5000 ~ 6000 calories per day!

Thanks for PLing 8 & 9 - Section 10 The Fate of Franklin now uploaded.

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Post by craigdav1 » October 11th, 2019, 12:49 pm

10 PL OK.

I regret not noticing the sources of the historical artifacts in the Anchorage Museum (Inuit?).

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