Icebound in the Siberian Arctic: The Story of the Last Cruise of the Fur Schooner

The story of a fur trading vessel that wintered over at North Cape near the Bering Straits among Chukchi Eskimos, together with an account of the rescue attempt by air of Carl Ben Eielson, founder of Alaskan Airlines. In 1929, Eielson died alongside his mechanic Earl Borland in an air crash while attempting to evacuate furs and personnel from the Nanuk , then trapped at North Cape.

p. 84: The Seamen’s Library had provided a chest of old books and magazines, most of which were to be read and reread during the winter. Among the books were Stefansson’s The Friendly Arctic and Amundsen’s two volumes, The South Pole . Marion [Swenson] had a small portable phonograph and 40 records.