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Posted 2 years ago

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I was going through some old paper and found this postcard of what appears to be of a couple of ships in very icy waters. The only place I could think of with those kinds of conditions would be the Arctic, but I am looking for input on where it may be from.

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  1. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Thanks epson233
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    could also be newfoundland, iceland, or many other places in the cold north.
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    could this be the Greely Disaster off Newfoundland?
  4. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Thanks, I tried researching the disaster but could not even find a mention of it.
  5. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Thanks Manikin.
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    try greely expedition - arctic, not newfoundland.
  7. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Thanks, I tried the name and it took place in the 1880s so this postcard is probably not of it. However, I wonder if the five ships shown in the RPPC were abandoned in the ice and the ship on which the photo was taken may have been a rescue ship.
  8. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Thanks ttomtucker
  9. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly.
  10. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Brings to mind the explorers of the north, they found some 100 year old bodies frozen in the ice, amazing find !~
  11. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Thanks PhilDavidAlexanderMorris. I don't think I'll ever know what this image is really of.
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I count seven ships.
  13. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Thanks, I didn't realize there were that many.
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I'm looking for some incident around early 1905, then. Cold year, it seems.

    By the way, the other alternative is the Antarctic.

    Did this come with the material from "Australia"?
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Seven schooners trapped in the ice in 1905 or before?
    You'd think it would be news worthy!
  16. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Yes, you would! I am unsure of the location so it could have made the news and I just can't find it.
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Could you scan this image, it might show a little more detail.
  18. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Sure, I will try to get a scan up later today.
  19. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    I just added the scan.
  20. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    On my computer the first scan comes up same size as the thumbnail & the other one not very big either.
    A couple of observations.
    This may not be a maritime disaster as such, the ice has multiple layers to it which suggests repeated flooding of river ice.
    These twin masted fishing schooners have no sails on them & may have been at anchor in harbor.
    There appears to be pieces of wood sticking out of the ice, parts of docks possibly.
    It doesn't have to be arctic to have ice.
    See photo here of ice in Provincetown harbor.
    http://www.provincetown-ma.gov/index.aspx?NID=822

    David
  21. PaperHoarder, 2 years ago
    Thanks, it makes sense that this may be from Providence because of the postmark.

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