Adventuress' Virgin Voyage: the Borden Alaska Expedition Centennial
May 4, 2014
Tom Baione, Boeschenstein Director of the Museum's Library, recounts the tale of the Borden Alaska Expedition of 1913, led by Museum scientist and Explorer, Roy Chapman Andrews aboard the sleek new schooner The Adventuress. The expedition never met its goal to collect a bowhead whale, but 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. The schooner Adventuress, a national historic landmark, still plies the waters of the Pacific Northwest during her centennial year and provides a framework for the tale of the expedition which repeatedly averted disaster and inadvertently contributed to bowhead whale conservation and this whale's road to recovery. All Tom's research was assembled from Museum archives and includes many fascinating and never before seen images from this fateful journey.
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