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title Islanders in the White Sea
creator Holman, H. T.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The scene was familiar to most of the ship's crew. A sea of ice stretched away on every side, bounded to the east by a low-lying coast. Massive blocks of ice, broken by pressure ridges and pushed into fantastic shapes, alternated with flat pans of drift-ice, some of them miles across. Here and there, spidery leads of ice-free water threaded through the ice-pack. The cold was intense. The sound of ice grinding under the twin strains of tide and current was partially masked by the screech of steel against the ice and the throbbing of the powerful steam engines beneath the vessel's decks. The scene was familiar — except for one fact: all but a few of the men on board were 6,000 kilometers from home. It was the winter of 1915- 1916, and the Canadian Government Steamship Minto was heading for the Russian port of Arkhangelsk with a crew of Islanders in the service of the Imperial Russian government.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1988
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-302
source 23
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Islanders in the White Sea
creator Holman, H. T.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The scene was familiar to most of the ship's crew. A sea of ice stretched away on every side, bounded to the east by a low-lying coast. Massive blocks of ice, broken by pressure ridges and pushed into fantastic shapes, alternated with flat pans of drift-ice, some of them miles across. Here and there, spidery leads of ice-free water threaded through the ice-pack. The cold was intense. The sound of ice grinding under the twin strains of tide and current was partially masked by the screech of steel against the ice and the throbbing of the powerful steam engines beneath the vessel's decks. The scene was familiar — except for one fact: all but a few of the men on board were 6,000 kilometers from home. It was the winter of 1915- 1916, and the Canadian Government Steamship Minto was heading for the Russian port of Arkhangelsk with a crew of Islanders in the service of the Imperial Russian government.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1988
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-302
source 23
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.