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The Adventuress' Virgin Voyage: The Borden Alaska Expedition Centennial

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Roy Chapman Andrews Adventuress 1913

Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the Adventuress, 1913

In 1913, Museum researcher Roy Chapman Andrews set off on the Borden Alaska Expedition aboard the sleek new schooner The Adventuress. Hoping to collect a bowhead whale, Andrews did not reach his goal; yet the story of the planning for the trip and the journey itself paint a fascinating picture of the Museum and its efforts 100 years ago. Join Tom Baione, Boeschenstein Director of Library Services, for a lecture about the expedition, illustrated with photographs and findings from Museum archives.

Read more about Roy Chapman Andrews and his whale research in a blog post.