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The Secret Passage and the Circumnavigating Pups

  • Mary R. Tahan
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Abstract

Using expedition diaries, reports, and Amundsen’s original film footage, this chapter depicts the crew’s intricate preparations as the ship is made ready for the 97 Greenland dogs and the careful and complicated loading of the dogs from Flekkerö (Flekkerøy) Island onto the ship Fram on August 9, 1910. Descriptions include the men’s transporting of the dogs, the calming presence of their young helper from the island, and the situating of the dogs on the ship’s deck. Also featured is information from personal correspondence between Roald Amundsen and his brother Leon regarding an offer of financial aid extended by Norwegian expatriate and Argentine Don Pedro Christophersen.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary R. Tahan
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  1. 1.VancouverCanada

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