By: MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite.

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171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane' was one of many ships dispatched by the British Admiralty to find Sir John Franklin the explorer, and the 129 crewmen aboard the 'Erebus' and the 'Terror'. Like many before them, the ships had sought the fabled Northwest Passage to the riches of the Orient. Neither ship nor crewmen were ever found. On its ill-fated supply run, the 'Breadalbane' had stopped at Beechey Island and then became caught in the ice. The ice lifted the craft from the water and crushed its hull, but gave the crew time to scramble to safety before opening briefly to swallow its prize. Since 1853, the 'Breadalbane' has stood upright on the ocean floor, unseen by human eyes. Joe MacInnis spent three grueling years searching for the lost ghost ship, battling fierce Arctic winds, the lethal polar waters, and icebergs weighing up to a million tons. (Here, he) takes us on his unique quest, right up to the electrifying moment when he finds the ship, largely intact, in the sub-zero waters." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape on inside surface


Author Name: MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite.

Categories: History and Travel, Sailing & The Sea, Canada - Territories / Arctic,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Montreal, Optimum: 1982

ISBN Number: 0888901593

ISBN Number 13: 9780888901590

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Good+

Seller ID: 28313

Keywords: Breadalbane, Ships, Shipwrecks, Arctic Ocean, Underwater exploration, Diving, Scuba, Polar, Marine archaeology, Ice-breakers, Divers, Franklin expedition, Beechey Island, Northwest Passage.,