12/06/2007

North Pole Adventure #2

Wooos and a-rooos! Star reporting...
To research our trip to the North Pole, we spent a couple days in Maine at Bowdoin Uiversity - does that ring a bell, anyhusky? A-woos, of course it does! That's where the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is! They have tons of stuff about Peary's trips to the North Pole. Hu-mom remembered it from her visit there in 2000, and I remembered it from her stories.

I copied the maps of Peary's journey, and researched through pedigrees of some of his huskies. We'll track down their descendants, in hopes they can help us on our trip to the NP.

I could have stayed in that place for a week! So much to see - all very interesting. Dog sledges and tools and stuffed critters, photos & smelly stuff of all kinds. Maybe you'd like to spend some time there yourselves - http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/index.shtml

Here's a few "postcards" from the Peary collection:




this last photo is of Kashe-a-how, MacMillan's favorite dog. He brought him back to Provincetown where Kashe-a-how ran around the sand dunes & played in the Atlantic ocean...just like us!
After having a few red-dogs in the local park (a Maine delicacy), we headed North again, and got into Halifax a few hours ago. It's time to rest up, then begin plans to continue North to Baffin Bay!



Wooos and a-roos!
Star & Jack a-roo
(and Penguin, too)

7 comments:

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Hi-Woo Star & Jack,
What a great adventure you 2 are having. Better rest up for the next stage, hawoo-hawoo! Thanx for the support for our mommy. We would like to have a talk wif that lady's 2 doggies on how she treated her!! Oh well, she is feeling better & putting in more applications.
Til next time,
Cosmos & Juneau

elyse said...

Hello-woo, Star and Jack!

Puhleeeeze have a wonderful time on your adventure and thank you for sharing it!

Your Fan,
Elyse

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, this is going to be such an educational journey!! Fun stuff!

Steve and Kat

sharkgila said...

You guys get a good rest, so much exploring to do. Woooo.

That was very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Woooo,
Togo

The Husky in the Window said...

This adventure stuff is work. We can't wait for the next chapter. Did you'all bring plenty of treats?
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Amici said...

You are having a great adventure! You picked a great college to discuss in your story as well...we may be a little prejudice because one of our brother in laws works there!

You are right about red/white huskies being rare in Maine or at least at the local dog park. We only see 1 and that is on a very special occassion. :)

Bama said...

Howroo, woo pups are so smart! Please be safe Jack of my heart, and take care of your sissy, I'm waiting with baited breath for the next installment. (not a mispell, I had my fish oil capsule today, heehee)
Kisses,
Your Mikki & the rest of the RHP