Historical Resources

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Women of the Polar Archives The Films and Stories of Marie Peary Stafford and Louise Boyd

Women of the Polar Archives from the United States National Archives. The Films and Stories of Marie Peary Stafford and Louise Boyd These women both sailed on Effie M. Morrissey with Captain Bartlett,  1931 for Mrs. Stafford and in 1941 … Continue reading

Photos from Newfoundland

Maritime History Archive, Memorial University  St Johns Newfoundland Visit to Brigus.

News Reel Footage from 1932 Peary Monument Expedition

When Marie Peary Stafford, daughter of famed explorer Robert E. Peary, journeyed to the Arctic in 1932, it was to oversee the building of a monument in honor of her father at Cape York in northwest Greenland. The National Archives … Continue reading

Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center

Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center has many Bartlett era artifacts.

Deed of Gift of Ernestina from the Republic of Cape Verde to the People of the US

The records of the Schooner Ernestina Commission have recently been preserved in the archives of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).  DCR Archivist Sean Fisher shared with us a copy of the Deed of Gift which you can … Continue reading

Documentation of Bartlett’s 1935 Voyage

Arctic Regions: Arctic Canada, Labrador and Alaska Captain Bartlett’s Cruise to the Arctic, 1935 and New York Times Article

Ernestina/Effie M. Morrissey Documentation in Library of Congress

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are maintained in the Library of Congress.  They are Historic American Buildings Surveys, Historic American Engineering Records and Historic American Landscapes Surveys, 1933-Present.  You can find … Continue reading

Effie M. Morrissey’s “Record Run” Centennial

On December 10, 1912 Frederick William Wallace boarded the “Morrissey” for what would become her “Record Run” from Portland, ME and Yarmouth, NS. “From the dock in Portland to anchor in Yarmouth, she had made the 200 mile passage in … Continue reading

Ernestina ta camba na Sul

Traudi sent this for you to enjoy: “Amigos,   Uma storia…. in Criolu My friend Zizim Figueira from São Vicente living in Paris, France wrote this story when I had contacted him years ago.  Ate logo se Deus quiser, Traudi” … Continue reading

1928 Whitney Letter Surfaces

A letter from a Mr. Harry Whitney to  Rollin S. Ketchum Jr. of Mystic, CT written from Effie M. Morrissey in 1928 during the ship’s only voyage to the Bearing Sea.  The Stoll-McCracken Siberian Arctic Expedition to the Aleutian Islands, Bering Strait, … Continue reading

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