Thursday, May 21, 2009

Celebrating Bob Bartlett 2009

Bob Bartlett
World-renowned Arctic explorer. Icon of North American history. From his success on the famed 1909 Peary Polar expedition to his countless Far North adventures, Bartlett is one of the true heroes of the 20th century. Celebrating Bartlett 2009 is a program of events and projects to bring Bartlett’s story to new generations. It will shine light on the legacy of the man whose perseverance and strength symbolize the spirit of Newfoundland and Labrador. (taken from the website)

Brigus, Newfoundland was the home port of Bob Bartlett and celebrations will be ongoing through out the summer, but from July 11-13th there will be major events planned. Brigus is about 30 minutes drive from my house, or about 2-3 hours sail. I intend to sail my boat into that harbor that week and spend a night or two aboard and take in the festivities.
Providing I finish on time!


  1. Hey Buddy,

    Love to be down there for a trip to Brigus. I am not sure of the dates, but a great time to visit there is during Bluberry Festival time. That would be awesome to do while we are down if the dates match up. Amazing job on the boat my friend. Keep up the great work!!! I have my fingers and toes crossed for the July finish date - even though it is also for selfish reasons 8-). Take care, and work safe!!

    Bilco out

  2. We'll see about the Brigus trip. it's a ways to go before launch.