This week on The Historians Podcast, Buddy Levy author of Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk (Deckle Edge, December 6, 2022).
Levy, who lives in Idaho, is a go-to author for Arctic history.
In the summer of 1913, the brigantine Karluk departed Canada for the Arctic Ocean. At the helm was Captain Bob Bartlett, considered the world’s greatest ice navigators. The expedition’s leader was an impresario named Vilhjalmur Stefansson.
Just six weeks after the Karluk departed, giant ice floes closed in around her. As the ship became icebound, Stefansson and five companions struck out on what he claimed was a caribou hunting trip. Most on board would never see him again.
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