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FORBES, Alexander. Quest for a Northern Air Route. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1953. Second Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-[xv]-(3),-,(1). + 20 p. of plates. Maps. 8vo, blue cloth.
O'Dea 3002, Cooke & Caron p.147, Arctic Bibliography 29064.
Alexander Forbes (b. May 14, 1882, Milton, Massachusetts - d. March 27, 1965, Milton, Massachusetts) noted American physiologist, sailor, outdoorsman.
See Wallace O. Fenn's memoir of Forbes in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1969.
"Contains accounts of reconnaissance and mapping trips for the U.S. Navy to Labrador and Baffin Island, 1941-3. The author's associates, particularly Capt. Bob Bartlett and Col. Charles Hubbard, the construction of Goose Bay airport and surrounding peoples and activities are extensively described."
Much on Bartlett and his schooner, the Morrissey.
"The vast northern air routes project of early World War II was concerned with the planning and establishment of airfields and weather stations from Montana to Greenland. Dr. Forbes tells in this book about his part in the project - his experiences in exploring and surveying for the Navy along one of the worst stretches of coast in North America." - from the jacket.
Foreword by Samuel Eliot Morison;
1. Northwest River and Goose Bay;
2. Chimo and the Torngat Mountains;
3. The Trawler Fleet, Halifax;
4. Northward to Ungava Bay;
5. The Koksoak River, Crystal One;
6. Captain Bob Bartlett and His Schooner;
7. From Brigus to Port Burwell;
8. Frobisher Bay;
9. The Search for Crowell's Island;
10. Initial Reconnaissance, Koojeese Inlet;
11. Exploring the Bay, Arrival of Big Ships;
12. The New Air Base;
13. Mapping and Planning;
14. Surveying the Koksoak River;
15. Camp on Big Island;
16. The Morrissey at Chimo;
17. Back to Frobisher Bay;
18. A Trip to Greenland;
19. Homeward Bound;
With brief bibliography.
Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 60.00
Title: Quest for a Northern Air Route. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Publisher: Harvard University Press, 1953,: 1953
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