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Antarctic oasis : under the spell of South Georgia

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue20140
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
1998
Author
Carr, Pauline
Carr, Tim
Publisher
London ; W.W. Norton & Company
Call Number
G370-480 C37 A58
  1 website  
Author
Carr, Pauline
Carr, Tim
Responsibility
Tim and Pauline Carr
Publisher
London ; W.W. Norton & Company
Published Date
1998
Physical Description
256 pages : illustrations ; maps
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Antarctic Regions
Sailing
Boating
Travel
Abstract
An account of one couple's life on a remote island beyond the Polar Front, a tale to rival the exploits of the great nineteenth-century explorers. After twenty-five years of cruising the world's oceans, renowned blue-water sailors Pauline and Tim Carr found themselves being drawn to the lonely places of the higher latitudes to experience earth's last, scarcely touched regions. Antarctic Oasis records the culmination of those exploits. True adventurers, the Carrs have lived year-round on South Georgia for five years its only civilian inhabitants experiencing a way of life that has all but vanished from our modern world. A center of the Norwegian whaling industry in the last century, today a remnant of the far-flung British Empire, South Georgia is a splendid if forbidding land of towering, glacier-clad mountains and a treacherous, storm-torn coast punctuated by sheltered bays. During its brief polar summer, the island's verdant shoreline offers Antarctic wildlife a place to feed, mate, and rear their young. The only humans on the scene, the Carrs have learned intimate details about the lives of whales, penguins, seals, albatrosses, skuas, and many others. In all seasons the Carrs explore South Georgia's uncompromising coast aboard their yacht Curlew. Their deep fascination with the island, its wildlife, and its history will stir the spirit of adventure and discovery in us all. (from Abe Books)
Contents
Foreward
Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter I - Ultimate Landfall
Chapter II - Antarctic Outpost
Chapter III - Nine to Five
Chapter IV - Green Antarctic
Chapter V - Kindred Souls
Chapter VI - Shackleton's Shadow
Chapter VII - The Rough with the Smooth
Chapter VIII - Albatross
Chapter IX - Elephantastic
Chapter X - The Mountaineering Dimension
Chapter XI - Just Talking to the Birds
Chapter XII - The Wild Side
Chapter XIII - A Shimmer of Ice
Chapter XIV - A Clean Pair of Heels
Index
Notes
Ephemra of Margaret Gmoser pertaining to trip removed from book and added to AC637 box of archival materials
Signed by the eleven participants of the September 17-19, 2004 Shackleton Crossing trip
Signed by the authors with greetings addressed to Margaret Gmoser
ISBN
0393046052
Accession Number
AC637
Call Number
G370-480 C37 A58
Collection
Alpine Club of Canada Library
URL Notes
Link to publication on Abe Books
Websites
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Artist
D. H. Pinder
Date
c. 1930
Medium
watercolour on paper
Catalogue Number
PiD.05.01
Description
An unframed watercolour showing a small boat with two sails on water at sunset. In the background are palm trees and stone columns. A person and a red net are in the boat.
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Artist
D. H. Pinder
Title
Arab Dhow
Date
c. 1930
Medium
watercolour on paper
Dimensions
10.8 x 19.0 cm
Description
An unframed watercolour showing a small boat with two sails on water at sunset. In the background are palm trees and stone columns. A person and a red net are in the boat.
Subject
seascape
Atlantic
boat
sailing
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
PiD.05.01
Images
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Around the world in a dugout canoe : the untold story of Captain John Voss and the Tilikum

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue24995
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2019
Author
MacFarlane, John
Salmon, Lynn J.
Publisher
Madeira Park, BC : Harbour Publishing
Call Number
02.1 M11a
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Author
MacFarlane, John
Salmon, Lynn J.
Responsibility
John M, MacFarlane
Lynn J. Salmon
Publisher
Madeira Park, BC : Harbour Publishing
Published Date
2019
Physical Description
268 p.
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Travel
Tourism
Luxton, Norman
Voss, John Claus
Canoeing
Sailing
Abstract
"For three years Voss and the Tilikum, aided by a rotating cast of characters, visited Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil and finally England, weathering heavy gales at sea and attracting large crowds of spectators on shore. The austere on-board conditions and simple navigational equipment Voss used throughout the voyage are a testimony to his skill and to the solid construction of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth vessel. Both Voss and his original mate, newspaperman N.K. Luxton, later wrote about their journey in accounts compromised by poor memories, brazen egos and outright lies. Stories of murder, cannibalism and high-seas terror have been repeated elsewhere without any regard to the truth. Now, over a century later, a full and fair account of the voyage--and the magnitude of Voss’s accomplishment--is at last fully detailed. In this groundbreaking work, marine historians John MacFarlane and Lynn Salmon sift fact from fiction, critically examining the claims of Voss’s and Luxton’s manuscripts against research from libraries, archives, museums and primary sources around the world. Including unpublished photographs, letters and ephemera from the voyage, Around the World in a Dugout Canoe tells the real story of a little-understood character and his cedar canoe. It is an enduring story of courage, adventure, sheer luck and at times tragedy."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
John Claus Voss -- Treasure Hunting in the Xora -- Norman Kenny Luxton -- “Out-Slocuming” Joshua Slocum -- Preparing to Voyage -- Across the Pacific -- Penrhyn Island and Beyond -- The Mate Walter Louis Begent -- Australia -- New Zealand -- South Africa -- Brazil and up the Atlantic to England -- Repatriation to Victoria -- The Sea Queen, the Tilikum II and Voss’s Last Years.
Notes
Contains materials from the Luxton family fonds from the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Archives & Library
Signed by John MacFarlane
ISBN
9781550178791
Accession Number
2019.106
Call Number
02.1 M11a
Collection
Archives Library
URL Notes
Link to publication on publisher's website
Websites
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Exploring South Georgia & the Falklands : M/S Endeavour November 12th - 29th, 2004

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue20171
Medium
Library - Moving image (includes film and digital video - published)
Published Date
2004
Author
Napoli, Jim
Publisher
Lindblad Expeditions
Call Number
G370-480 N27 E97
  1 website  
Author
Napoli, Jim
Responsibility
Jim Napoli
Publisher
Lindblad Expeditions
Published Date
2004
Physical Description
1 videocassette (59 min., 52 sec.) : colour
Medium
Library - Moving image (includes film and digital video - published)
Subjects
Travel
Sailing
Antarctic Regions
Wildlife
Birds
History
Geography
Abstract
Film pertains to a trip aboard the M/S Endeavour from November 12th to November 29th, 2004 of South Georgia and the Falklands which included a trekking party who crossed South Georgia Island following Shakleton's route, led by guides David Hahn, Deirdre Galbraith, James Norton
Notes
Margaret Gmoser was in the trekking party
Accession Number
AC637
Call Number
G370-480 N27 E97
Collection
Alpine Club of Canada Library
URL Notes
Daily Expedition Reports from this expedition
Websites
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Artist
Barbara Leighton (1911 – 1986, Canadian)
Date
n.d.
Medium
woodcut on paper
Catalogue Number
LeB.04.17
Description
There is a very large ship with yellow sails and orange stripes in the cc. From the cl a piece of land with green grass jets out into the water. Across the front is a dark blue body of water with a small sail boat and two people in the br. The blue sky is filled with grey clouds.
Artist
Barbara Leighton (1911 – 1986, Canadian)
Title
Homeward Bound
Date
n.d.
Medium
woodcut on paper
Description
There is a very large ship with yellow sails and orange stripes in the cc. From the cl a piece of land with green grass jets out into the water. Across the front is a dark blue body of water with a small sail boat and two people in the br. The blue sky is filled with grey clouds.
Subject
Seascape
transportation
ship
boats
activity
sailing
figure
two people
Credit
Gift of Peter and Judith Jekill, Calgary, 1995
Catalogue Number
LeB.04.17
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LaPorte family travels, fishing

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54984
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 62 photograph prints sent to Norman Luxton from the LaPorte family. Content pertains to fishing trips, boating, and travels in various locations including: Ontario [The Barracks Club near Lake Ontario], the British West Indies, Barbados, Colorado, the Grand Canyon, Pirates Cove [Fl…
Date Range
1926
1929
1931-1935
1937-1939
Reference Code
LUX / I / E4 / PA - 224 to 285
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / I / E : Collected material
Sous-Fonds
LUX / I : Norman Luxton sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / I / E4 : Photography
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / I / E4 / PA - 224 to 285
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
1926
1929
1931-1935
1937-1939
Physical Description
62 photographs : b&w prints ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
File consists of 62 photograph prints sent to Norman Luxton from the LaPorte family. Content pertains to fishing trips, boating, and travels in various locations including: Ontario [The Barracks Club near Lake Ontario], the British West Indies, Barbados, Colorado, the Grand Canyon, Pirates Cove [Florida], Palm Beach, Useppa Island [Florida], and Paris. Includes a picture of a public speaking event with United States President Herbert Hoover [1929].
Name Access
LaPorte, Eugene
LaPorte, Bill
LaPorte, Morgan
LaPorte, Constance
Radford, Francis
Luxton, Norman
Rogers, Jack
Hoover, Herbert
Subject Access
Boats
Club
Community life
Fish
Fishing
Public events
Politics
Sailing
Sailboats
Shorelines
Sports
Tourism
Travel
War Memorial
World War I
Geographic Access
Canada
Ontario
Lake Ontario
West Indies
Barbados
United States of America
Colorado
Arizona
Grand Canyon
Florida
New Jersey
France
Paris
Language
English
Conservation
Photographs stored in mylar
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Natural resources
Sports, recreation and leisure
Politics
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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"Light and Shadow' by W.R. Macaskill

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54226
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
Black and white large framed print, titled 'Light and Shadow', of 2 sailing ships by photographer W.R. Macaskill; signed copy (no date)
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - ca. 1940]
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 4 / PC - 6 O.S.
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
M300 / V500 / S20
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / III / D / 4 : Personal and Family Photography
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 4 / PC - 6 O.S.
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant
Date Range
[ca. 1920 - ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 Framed Photograph: print; b&w
History / Biographical
W.R. Macaskill (1886 - 1956) was a Canadian photographer from Nova Scotia, famous for his images of schooners and other ships in the coastal Maritimes region of Canada. Macaskill was especially well known for his photographs of the Bluenose schooner.
Scope & Content
Black and white large framed print, titled 'Light and Shadow', of 2 sailing ships by photographer W.R. Macaskill; signed copy (no date)
Name Access
Macaskill, W. R.
Subject Access
Boating
Ship
Photography
Sailing
Geographic Access
Canada
Nova Scotia
Access Restrictions
This item is not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of its identified owner(s).
Reproduction Restrictions
This item is not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of its identified owner(s).
Language
English
Conservation
Item must be stored flat to prevent strain on the frame.
Creator
W.R. Macaskill
Biographical Source Notes
https://novascotia.ca/archives/macaskill/essay.asp?Language=English
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Date
1960 – 1970
Material
wood; metal
Catalogue Number
107.01.0107 a,b
Description
Small and large hand carved sailboats, single masted with smaller foresail connected at top to mast, mainsail and foresail connected by wire to deck, body and keel one piece, boat is on small wood bass under keel, stamped "Rita Morin, St.Jean Port-Joli Que. Canada", pale unvarnished wood.
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Title
Miniature Sailboat
Date
1960 – 1970
Material
wood; metal
Dimensions
19.7 x 4.8 x 13.5 cm
Description
Small and large hand carved sailboats, single masted with smaller foresail connected at top to mast, mainsail and foresail connected by wire to deck, body and keel one piece, boat is on small wood bass under keel, stamped "Rita Morin, St.Jean Port-Joli Que. Canada", pale unvarnished wood.
Subject
households
decorative
miniatures
craft
sports
sailing
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
107.01.0107 a,b
Images
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Morning light : triumph at sea and tragedy on everest : a story of George Griffiths written by his wife, Margaret, based on tape recordings, letters, diaries, conversations and reports

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue14824
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2008
Author
Griffiths, Margaret
Publisher
Surrey, B.C. : Rocky Mountain Books
Call Number
G512 G75 2008
Author
Griffiths, Margaret
Publisher
Surrey, B.C. : Rocky Mountain Books
Published Date
2008
Physical Description
xxii, 288 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports.
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Everest, Mount
Mountaineers, Canadian
Sailing
ISBN
9781897522080
Call Number
G512 G75 2008
Collection
Alpine Club of Canada Library
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Princess May Shipwreck Framed Print

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
1 framed print, signed and annotated by W.H. Case (presumably the creator of the photograph), depicting shipwrecked S.S. Princess May, 1910 (Canadian Pacific envelope attached to the back, contains 2 news clippings about the Princess May ship and one page detailing the cargo weights, measurements, …
Date Range
1910
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 4 / PC - 8 O.S.
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
M300 / V500 / S20
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / III / D / 4 : Personal and Family Photography
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 4 / PC - 8 O.S.
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant
Date Range
1910
Physical Description
1 Framed Photograph: print; b&w
Scope & Content
1 framed print, signed and annotated by W.H. Case (presumably the creator of the photograph), depicting shipwrecked S.S. Princess May, 1910 (Canadian Pacific envelope attached to the back, contains 2 news clippings about the Princess May ship and one page detailing the cargo weights, measurements, etc. of the same ship).
Notes
Print annotated with the following: "C.P.R. CO. S.S. PRINCESS MAY, WRECKED, ON SENTINEL IS. ALASKA. AUG. 5. 1910." "W.H. CASE 433"
Name Access
Case, W.H.
Subject Access
Ship
Shipwreck
Sailing
Geographic Access
United States of America
Alaska
Access Restrictions
This item is not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of its identified owner(s).
Reproduction Restrictions
This item is not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of its identified owner(s).
Language
English
Creator
W.H. Case
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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