POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES “Whenever we cross the Arctic we take on a few avian hitchhikers.” These words spoken by Karen Miles, wife of Rick Miles, co-owners and Captains of the Wanderbird expedition-cruise ship. She displayed her photograph taken early that morning of a gyrfalcon devouring its prey while perched on the rail of the… Continue reading “Chasing the Light” Voyage Creates Foundation for Exhibitions
POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES Helping us to understand the dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet, a short animation narrated by NASA scientist Eric Rignot via wikipedia.
POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES Counting the hours until launch. In a couple days I’ll be one of a small group heading to Greenland as we retrace William Bradford’s final Arctic voyage one hundred and forty-three years later. The New Bedford Whaling Museum, in April of 2013, will be republishing a modern edition of Bradford’s Arctic… Continue reading Following William Bradford to the Frozen North
POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES The exhibit title Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island is drawn from the text of a core artifact in this exhibit, William Bradford’s elephant folio entitled The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition. Published in London in 1873, principally sponsored by Queen Victoria, an estimated 300 volumes were printed. Three… Continue reading About “Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island”