Robert Bartlett

Robert Abram Bartlett (1875 - 1946)

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Capt. Robert Abram "Bob" Bartlett
Born in Brigus, Newfoundlandmap
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Died in New York, New York, USAmap
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"During the more than 50 years of his seafaring life, Captain Robert (Bob) Abram Bartlett skippered some of the most famous, dangerous, and controversial exploratory expeditions to the Arctic," wrote Robert Peary in The North Pole.

Bartlett led over forty expeditions and in 1909 was awarded the Hubbard Medal by the National Geographic Association and in 1925 the Daly Medal by the American Geographical Society. The Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Bartlett is named in his honour.[1]

Born in 1875, Bartlett was the eldest son of sealing captain William James Bartlett and Mary Leamon of Brigus, Newfoundland.[2]


  1. *Wikipedia contributors, "Robert Bartlett (explorer)," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed March 11, 2016).
  2. "Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 March 2016), Robert Abraham Bartlett, 15 Aug 1875; citing Birth, Brigus, Port de Grave, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John's.

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Crew of the "Neptune." Capt. Bartlett is 2nd from left, first row.
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